Dave Karson is Executive Managing Director of the firm’s Equity, Debt and Structured Finance Group based in the company's NYC office. Dave is responsible for the origination and execution of equity and debt placement and joint venture relationships, as well as for the evaluation and implementation of various capital markets strategies for many of the firm's clients around the country.
Since joining Sonnenblick Goldman, the firm's predecessor company in 2003, Dave has helped arrange billions of dollars of real estate transactions covering all areas of the capital stack and virtually every real estate asset class. In 2015 Dave and his team raised nearly $1 billion for the development of a 1.5 million sf mixed use property, considering capital from sovereign wealth funds, domestic and international insurance companies, public reits, private and public pension plans and open and closed end funds, while employing a variety of hedging strategies to minimize interest rate and liquidity risk.
Prior to joining the Sonnenblick Goldman team, Dave was a principal at Meridian Equities, a New York City-based investment bank focused on structuring financial products and raising private capital to be invested into distressed public companies. While there he completed nearly twenty significant transactions and helped lead the firm to some of the most productive years in its history.