DAVID J. NAGEL, PRESIDENT & CEO
David J. Nagel serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Decron Properties Corp. Under his leadership, Decron Properties grew from managing 10 buildings with a $200 million valuation in 1988 into a $2.5 billion enterprise with over 55 communities. This stunning growth makes Decron one of the largest and most respected privately owned real estate firms in California. The portfolio includes approximately 7,000 apartment units and 1.5 million square feet of office and retail centers. The entire portfolio reflects more than 8 million square feet, all of which is exclusively located in California from the Bay Area to San Diego.
David’s leadership within the firm provides expertise in both ground-up and value-add development. His active and intimate familiarity with asset management, property management and construction management helps imbue the firm and its employees with the expertise, professionalism, and successful track record that allows the company to compete in various types of asset classes, whether it be in Core, Core Plus, Value Add or land deals.
David earned his MBA in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Marshal School of Business and his bachelor’s degree from New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business. He holds various accreditations including being a California licensed general contractor, a member of the Apartment Owner’s Association (AOA), the Building Owner’s Management Association (BOMA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
David is married, with three children, and resides in Los Angeles. He has made philanthropy a big part of his everyday life while serving as President and Chairman of the Board of Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles (YULA). David has served on several non-profit boards over the last 3 decades and is known to contribute more than 100 hours per year to non-profit service.