David Lynn is CEO and Founder of Everest Healthcare Properties. Dr. Lynn has a long history of investing in real estate investments. Dr. Lynn has invested in over 220 transactions totaling over $20 billion over the course of his career. At Everest, he manages the overall firm’s activities including investment strategy, sourcing, research, acquisitions, underwriting, equity and debt financing, portfolio management, leasing, repositioning/value-add activities and financial reporting. Prior to founding Everest in 2014, Dr. Lynn was CIO and Executive Vice President at Cole Investments where he managed the firm’s $12.3 billion dollar investments including acquisitions and portfolio management of five real estate asset classes including MOBs, bioscience, and pharmaceutical buildings.
Prior to Cole, David was a Partner and Managing Director at ING Clarion Partners (ING was the world’s largest real estate asset manager at $130 billion in assets), where he was Head of Strategy, leading all the firm’s strategic and tactical investment decisions for the $45 billion portfolio. At ING Clarion, he led a programmatic joint venture with a leading medical group, developing state of the art MOBs throughout the southwest. He led the investment strategy to invest in biotech and bioscience buildings, investing and creating a portfolio of $300 million. He created and led the investment of senior housing, working with senior housing developers and developing over $430 million of Class A senior housing. Prior to ING Clarion, he was Head of Strategy for AIG Global Real Estate, where he led real estate investment strategy across five asset classes around the world including $150 million of regional medical centers. He was Head of international Investments for the Keppel Corporation (one of the largest property groups in Asia comprising a $43 billion portfolio) where he purchased and renovated over $1 billion of medical centers and hospitals around the Southeast Asia region.
David’s academic credentials were earned at the world’s leading universities. He earned his Ph.D. and MS in Financial Economics at the London School of Economics. His Ph.D. dissertation, later published in book form, broke new ground in finance theory. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He earned an MA at Cornell University in Planning and Real Estate where he was a Cornell Professional Scholarship recipient and a New York Urban Fellow. He earned a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was the recipient of several academic scholarships. David is a preeminent industry researcher, economist, author and thought-leader. He has written many critically-acclaimed and widely-referenced books and articles in the industry including: Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy (John Wiley and Sons 2009), Emerging Market Real Estate Investment (John Wiley and Sons, 2010) and Real Estate Mathematics (Private Equity International 2011), and The Investor’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investment (ULI 2015). “The Tectonic Forces of Global Real Estate” is one of his many industry classics. David’s real estate and economic forecasts are viewed as among the most predictive and useful in the industry. David is deeply committed to creating a better society through his philanthropic work, which is primarily focused on health, education, and the arts.