David joins MIT with six years of consulting on public-private partnerships in New York City, Newark and Detroit. He brings a professional background in real estate development finance and urban public policy. At MIT, David hopes to prepare himself to be an investor, developer and entrepreneur.
Most recently, David was a consultant at Akerman LLP, on their real estate economic development team, which is responsible for representing clients on complex urban redevelopment agreements. During his time at Akerman, David worked on over $500 million of economic development benefits and subsidies.
Previously, David worked as a development associate for Newark, NJ’s economic development corporation, underwriting the redevelopment of city-owned land for industrial/flex and multi-family projects. He also led a mayoral initiative on real estate market data that required the coordination of many city agencies and the city’s anchor institutions.
David holds a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering and Applied Science from Washington University in St. Louis.