David R. Brown

David R. Brown


Over his 35 year professional real estate career, David R. Brown has been in a leadership position with some of the top real estate companies in the world including Jones Lang Wootton/Jones Lang LaSalle, Lehman Brothers and ORIX Real Estate Capital. Most recently, he was president and CEO of ORIX Real Estate Capital, Inc. headquartered in Chicago where he oversaw more than $1 billion in property transactions. He has property experience throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, and his career has involved the following:

  • Research and Consulting
  • Leasing
  • Valuation and Appraisal
  • Investment Sales Brokerage
  • Investment Banking
  • Pension Fund Advisory
  • Portfolio Managment
  • Asset Management
  • Property Acquisitions
  • Debt Finance
  • Property Development

David received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, majoring in Urban Studies and Political Science. He also received a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, with a concentration in Housing and Community Development. David has long been active in his community on the north side of Chicago, serving as a volunteer and board member with several community groups and non-profit organizations. He has been a member of the following organizations:

Urban Land Institute

International Council of Shopping Centers

Economic Club of Chicago

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

Northcenter Chamber of Commerce

City of Chicago Community Development Advisory Committee - Subcommittee on Housing

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I am Your Neighbor: Voices from a Chicago Food Pantry

New Book by David R. Brown and Roger Wright:
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