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David Cotterman

Drake Real Estate Partners

Managing Partner

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Equity Strategies, Investment Management, Underwriting & Analysis


David Cotterman co-founded Drake in 2012 and is Chief Investment Officer. David is responsible for the development and implementation of the investment platform and its related activities, including sourcing opportunities, structuring and negotiating agreements with Joint Venture Partners, and overseeing the underwriting, due diligence and asset management processes. Previously, David was a principal in the Real Estate Group of MSD Capital (Michael Dell's investment firm), which has invested over $1 billion in real property across a variety of asset classes.? David managed all aspects of the acquisition and asset management processes, including sourcing new deals, leading the underwriting and due diligence, managing development teams and formulating asset-specific business plans.? Prior to working at MSD, he was a Development Executive at Urban Partners, a West Coast-based mixed-use real estate development firm. David graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization ("YPO").