David Chen

Principal
Sperry Commercial

Biography

David began his career in commercial real estate in New York where he was the project manager for the 443 Greenwich Street project. He managed all phases of the $350 million dollar, 280,000 sq. ft. project which included a high end residential community, a boutique hotel, and ground floor retail located in Manhattan.

Continuing to expand on his knowledge of real estate, David became a real estate advisor at Alvarez & Marsal in San Francisco. David advised private equity real estate firms, REITs, real estate operating companies, developers, and multi-national corporations all over the world.
Transferring to the Los Angeles market in 2013, David became the Real Estate Manager for the west coast real estate operations of Pure Barre, a national gym chain.

Prior to Sperry Commercial, David worked as a Broker for KW Commercial, MacVaugh & Co. and Coldwell Banker, focusing on the San Gabriel Valley and Downtown LA commercial real estate. He currently has over a 1.3 million square feet of retail and office space across southern California under his lease management. He also represents many high profile regional retail tenants.

David graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in East Asian Languages & Cultures in 2003, and from the USC with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Real Estate Development in 2011. He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and teaches Commercial Real Estate course at the Arcadia Association of Realtors and the West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors.