Director at Highmore
David focuses on the firm’s real estate activities. He is primarily responsible for developing relationships with real estate operators, structuring investments, overseeing the management of the firm’s real estate strategies and expanding the firm’s capital base. Prior to joining Highmore, David was the Founder and Managing Director of Madrid Group, a real estate investment firm that worked with family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals pursuing opportunistic investment strategies to build a long-term portfolio of high-quality, generational real estate assets. He was primarily responsible for sourcing and structuring investments, overseeing management of investment strategies, and managing the acquisition process. In this capacity, he focused on investments across the entire risk-adjusted return spectrum in multiple product types and geographies where reposition, development, and renovation created value over the investment term.
David has participated in over $1 billion of real estate opportunities comprising more than 3 million square feet. He is a licensed California real estate broker and is a LEED Accredited Professional. David has been a frequent industry panelist and has spoken at institutional real estate, family office, private wealth and private equity executive conferences. In addition, David serves as an advisor for a privately held company that provides global corporate workplace and real estate solutions to some of the largest corporations in the world.
Earlier in his career, David worked for mid-cap companies launching real estate focused business units to drive top-line and bottom-line results, increase brand goodwill and expand market share. Prior to this experience, he practiced architecture with several award-winning firms.
David earned an M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania with a Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development and a BS in Architecture from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.