DAVID LYNN, Ph.D., MBA, MS, MA, CRE
Dr. David Lynn is an economist, institutional real estate investor, and strategist with extensive experience in national and international markets. At ING Clarion Partners, he is Managing Director and Head of ING Clarion Partners Research and Investment Strategy Group. In this capacity he defines firm-wide and business-unit-specific investment strategy for the private equity, public debt and public equity (REITs) platforms. He is a member of the Investment Committee reviewing, recommending and voting on all investment transactions in the firm including equity investments, development, value-added deals, and debt in all sectors for the nearly $50 billion portfolio. Dr. Lynn directs portfolio management of several of the largest core, value-added and opportunistic funds including analytics and econometric forecasting. His recommendations involve identifying under-performing assets, and targeting dispositions and acquisitions by sector and market area. He assists the firm's fund and product development initiatives ranging from new opportunistic funds, global strategies, new markets and business strategies. He directs real estate and economic market forecasts and formulates recommendations on fifty major metros and 150 submarkets. His group provides real-time market intelligence for the U.S. and global markets.
Dr. Lynn written over 15 articles, one book, and founded an academic journal. He has delivered presentations and papers at national and international professional conferences and meetings. He has published widely on the subjects of real estate investment, development, economics, and land use. He is a noted market commentator on national and international real estate investment and is regularly mentioned and quoted in the media.
Dr. Lynn earned his Ph.D. in Financial Economics at the London School of Economics where he also earned a Masters of Science specializing in Finance. His doctoral research focused on financial distress in emerging market countries. He earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) as a Sloan Fellow from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, where he specialized in Finance and Real Estate. He earned a Masters in City and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Real Estate from Cornell University. His thesis research explored the application of strategic planning to the real estate industry. He earned a B.A. in Architecture from University of California at Berkeley. He is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a Certified Portfolio and Investment Manager (CPIM), a Chartered Management Analyst (CMA), a Homer Hoyt Fellow, an ISO 9000 Certified Auditor and a Certified Planner (AICP). He was named "Who's Who" in American Business and Finance in 2001 to the present. He is a member of the CRE, ARES, NCREIF, NABE, ICSC, PREA, and the ULI (full member). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Counselors of Real Estate and the Advisory Board of PREA.