Mr. David Friedman
Founder, Ella Valley
David C. Friedman founded Ella Valley in 2014. His company is a global real estate investment management firm that provides investment, operating and advisory services to family offices, pension funds and high net worth individuals and specializes in building strategic partnerships to source, acquire, and manage real estate. David brings over 25 years of experience in global real estate debt and equity investments in commercial real estate, including financings, developments, acquisitions and restructurings related to hotels, office buildings, retail, residential condominium, and condominium conversions. He was a Managing Director, Co-Head of Asset Management and General Counsel for Marathon Real Estate, the global real estate equity and debt platforms for Marathon Asset Management. At Marathon, David managed a portfolio of real estate that included ground-up development of the 1,000-room Grand Hyatt hotel in San Antonio, the conversion of residential rental units to condominium in New York, office in Boston, garages in New York, ground up development of condominiums in Miami as well as many other projects around the continental U.S. and the world. David joined Marathon in 2005 from Proskauer Rose, where he was an attorney in the firm's real estate department for 12 years representing institutional lenders, developers, equity sponsors, and special servicers in connection with acquisitions, sales, mortgage and mezzanine financings, workouts, participations, debt and equity structuring, restructurings, and dispositions. David holds a B.A. from the Cornell University and a J.D. from New York Law School.