David has been an active real estate developer and investor for over 30 years with a focus on industrial and multifamily properties.
David started his career in public service. As the Executive Director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency he oversaw New York City’s efforts to promote local manufacturing and the development of industrial properties. He and his team provided City incentives and capital to allow local businesses to unlock the value of their real estate and to grow.
David subsequently served as the Chief Operating Officer of World Wide Group, a New York City-based development company. In that capacity, David directed World Wide’s acquisition, development, and management of mixed-use and industrial properties in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
Outside of work, David has been active in industry and community organizations, including the Real Estate Board of New York, the Millennium Village Project in Rwanda, Repair the World, and the Jewish Disaster Response Corps, which was founded by his son Elie. David is also the vocalist and keyboard player for the rock band Midlife.
Jonah directs LEJ’s acquisition and portfolio management efforts. He has spent his career working in real estate, operations, and logistics. Prior to joining LEJ Capital, Jonah worked at CBRE, where he led data-driven approaches to investments and operations for Hana, CBRE’s flex office platform. At Bain & Company, he advised Fortune 200 companies on supply-chain optimization and evaluated corporate acquisitions that led to $400 million in transaction value in the building supply sector.
Jonah has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and is an active member of its network of real estate alumni. He studied architecture and real estate as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and as a Fulbright Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. In his free time, Jonah enjoys spending time with his family and hiking in the Hudson Valley.