WHAT IS MY REAL ESTATE ADVOCACY MODEL?
Simply put, we use the power of internet technology, social media, and community input to quickly gather pertinent information, bringing all stakeholders together in collaboration to re-vision properties, achieving superior results for all.
David earned a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude in Political Science from UCLA, and a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, former President of the Irvine Police Academy Alumni Association, licensed real estate broker (CA Lic. 01173980), general contractor and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). David is recognized by LoopNet (World’s largest online commercial real estate marketplace) “as a top Orange County Deal Maker.” David, his wife, and two children reside in Irvine, CA.
PRESIDENT / REAL ESTATE ADVOCATE
What is a Real Estate Advocate?
When I was a bank REO manager at Downey Savings and Loan, brokers would often urge me to lower the sales price of an asset. However, I was very reluctant to do this until everything reasonably possible had been done to understand the asset’s full
value and to strategically market it.
Because traditional brokerage companies do not do this, I decided to create the brokerage company I needed and to in fact replace the position of “broker” with an entirely new entity: Land Advocate.
As a Land Advocate, I believe:
The traditional commercial real estate brokerage model is irreparably broken.
Vision, passion, and a sincere love for communities are critical to developing this new real estate model
We not only can, but we have an obligation to do better for future generations
John has more than 30 years of commercial real estate development experience. Among other distinctions, he was a Senior Director of Operations for The Olsen Company and a Land Development manager for K. Hovnanian Companies. Over the years, John has proven that by forging strong relationships between governmental and municipal agencies, developers can often exceed their own and community's expectations. His approach has resulted in the successful management, completion and long-term profitability of numerous developments. You might be asking yourself, why would a real estate company have a registered civil engineer on staff? For one we are different; two, it makes sense, especially if we are serious about maximizing sales price for our clients. John has what it takes to help us further maximize value in the new economy for our clients and communities.