David Larson is a managing director with Newmark Knight Frank in the Miami office. Mr. Larson specializes in debt placement, investment sales, structured finance and buy-side advisory. He is adept in numerous real estate strategies, including real estate strategic planning, transaction management and debt and capital markets execution.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Larson has been involved in over $300 million in debt arrangement, investment sales and leasing transactions.
Prior to joining NKF, Mr. Larson was the partner of Florida operations with Quadrant Properties, a private real estate development and investment firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. His primary responsibilities included new investment origination, underwriting, equity and debt sourcing and asset management. While with Quadrant Properties, Mr. Larson acquired a multihousing development property in foreclosure at a 65% discount to the note balance. The property was then resold in 2012 for three times the initial purchase price.
Previously, Mr. Larson was a real estate analyst at HFF, Inc., one of the largest real estate capital markets commercial intermediaries in the United States. During his tenure there, he assisted in the underwriting and closing of over $70 million in commercial property transactions.
In addition to his extensive background in conventional investment sales and financing, Mr. Larson began his career as director of originations for EFO Financial Group, a commercial lender specializing in debtor in possession (DIP) financing for corporations with real estate holdings in Chapter 11. During his three-year tenure with EFO Financial, Mr. Larson executed over $30 million in DIP loans and loan commitments.
Mr. Larson graduated from The University of Denver, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in finance.