JD is a polymath investment banker whose diverse background ultimately led him to specialize in commercial real estate finance. JD studied linguistics and evolutionary biology at Columbia University and upon graduating magna cum laude put his science and humanities education to the test as part of the founding team at Vertical Farm Technologies (now VFT Global), a commercial urban agricultural redevelopment company.
JD refocused his efforts in commercial real estate finance and capital markets when he joined Greystone & Co. in 2012 to capitalize on the strengths of the sector and the opportunities of the low yield bond market. Building on his successes in debt finance, JD also formed Triangle J Fund so as to invest on the equity side of select transactions.
Currently, JD leads Carnegie Capital in lender relations and structuring transactions.
Though he is a 3rd generation New Yorker, JD has moved (Chicago, Dallas and now Austin) in order to be closer to his clients and his markets. JD volunteered with both NYC Cares and Chicago Cares for over six years as a mentor for underprivileged youth. JD also served daily meals at Dallas’ ‘The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center’ and currently works with the Threshold Choir to comfort patients and their families in Austin’s Medicaid hospice. JD is Vice Chairman of the Board of Keep Austin Fed, a local 501(c)(3) committed to reducing hunger and helping the environment by connecting surplus food with neighbors in need. When not hard at work for his clients or his causes, JD can be found hiking, reading great books or exploring whichever city he’s in.
David began his career as an analyst with Meridian Capital Group where he specialized in the underwriting and financing of commercial and multifamily assets. While at Meridian, David successfully negotiated loan terms on secured fixed rate, floating rate, construction, mezzanine, and acquisition loans throughout the U.S.
Having financed assets through the cyclical peaks and troughs of the market, David continued his career at Greystone & Co., where he maintained a focus on agency and in-house underwriting, enabling him to identify risks for acquisition and refinance transactions, based on property performance, tenant credit, local market trends and macro-economic variables. At Greystone, David developed the underwriting models to analyze property level valuation, economics and operations. To date, David has underwritten over $50 billion of debt financing and closed over $6 billion of commercial real estate loans.
David is responsible for maintaining direct oversight of the financing programs available to Carnegie Capital. In addition, David also provides the underwriting and analyses for each of the loans that are negotiated on behalf of Carnegie Capital's clients.
David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University and earned his Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University. In between transactions, David enjoys learning about F-1 technology and automotive engineering. Prior to his professional career, David has also volunteered as an emergency medical technician.