David Chen, CCIM
Past President, Sponsorship Chair
David began his career in commercial real estate in New York where he was the project manager for the 443 Greenwich Street project. He managed all phases of the $350 million dollar, 280,000 sq. ft. project which included a high end residential community, a boutique hotel, and ground floor retail located in Manhattan.
Continuing to expand on his knowledge of real estate, David became a real estate advisor at Alvarez & Marsal in San Francisco. David advised private equity real estate firms, REITs, real estate operating companies, developers, and multi-national corporations all over the world.
Transferring to the Los Angeles market in 2013, David became the Real Estate Manager for the west coast real estate operations of Pure Barre, a national gym chain. There he targeted corporate expansion in the California, Oregon, and Washington markets.
Prior to Sperry Commerical, David worked as a Broker for KW Commercial, MacVaugh & Co. and Coldwell Banker, focusing on the San Gabriel Valley and Downtown LA where he grew up. He managed 15-20 listings consisting of over 300,000 square feet and 5-10 buyers and tenants at any one time.
David graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in East Asian Languages & Cultures in 2003, and from the University of Southern California with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Real Estate Development in 2011. He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and teaches Commercial Real Estate course at Pasadena City College and the Arcadia Association of Realtors.