David Carlos


Professional Expertise

With thoughtful preparation and meticulous execution, David Carlos leads his clients through every phase of a real estate project—strategic planning, site selection, financial analysis, negotiation and closing. As a co-head of the Nonprofit Practice Group, David specializes in creating solutions for a variety of non-profits, hospitals and educational organizations. Some of David’s recent clients include Weill Cornell Medicine, Brooklyn Law School, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Public Library, United Nations, City University of New York, and Housing Works. These projects range from strategic planning and portfolio analysis to acquisitions / dispositions and ground-up development.

David operates out of the firm’s New York office in Midtown Manhattan and is among one of the city’s leading leasing and sales brokers. In addition to his nonprofit specialty, David has recently completed major office leasing assignments for clients in the professional services, legal and financial sectors including Kroll Bond Ratings Agency, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Sullivan & Cromwell, Dover Corporation, and K2 Intelligence. This diverse nature of his transaction experience allows David to consistently negotiate the best deals for his clients. David is also joined by teammates Ira Schuman, Kurt Handschumacher, David Dwight, Andrew Dzenis, Myles Osorio and Joseph Byrnes.

Prior to joining the firm in 2003, David held several senior positions in New York and Hong Kong for Landor Associates, a global branding consultancy, where he led the consulting team in Hong Kong and secured Savills as a client as the head of business development in New York.

Awards, Achievements and Activities

David is a two-time recipient of REBNY’s highest honor, ‘The Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award’, for his work with the Congregation Habonim and Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). David was the 2018 honoree of the JTS Louis Marshall Award Gala. He is an active member of the Municipal Art Society in New York City and a dedicated Cornell alumnus, having volunteered as a Cornell Ambassador. He is also a member of Urban Land Institute and The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Direct Number

+1 212 326 8666



New York

Office Number

+1 212 326 1000


  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Consumer Economics 

  • Universidade Classica de Lisboa Portugal, Minor, International Studies 


  • Jewish Theological Seminary 
  • Brooklyn Law School 
  • City University of New York 
  • KBRA 
  • New York Public Library 


  • Nonprofits and Associations 
  • Financial Services 
  • Education 
  • Healthcare 

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