Dave Welk is responsible for overseeing investment acquisitions and collaborating with the investment committee to shape the firm’s investment strategy.
Since 2003, Dave has been involved with the sourcing, closing and execution of more than $1.9 billion of commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and development projects. Dave joined Origin in 2011, and, over that time, has completed over $1.1 billion of direct and joint-venture investments comprising of a host of physical and operational repositioning strategies and ground-up development of multifamily and office assets throughout Chicago and the Southeastern U.S.
Prior to joining Origin Investments, Dave spent six years at Deutsche Bank’s global commercial real estate investment and advisory division known as RREEF. During his tenure, he was involved with the acquisition of more than $500 million of multifamily, office, industrial and retail assets throughout the U.S. on behalf of the firm’s pension fund clients. Additionally, Dave was a member of the Portfolio Management group that oversaw the investment management and strategic direction for two separate account pension fund clients that had a combined asset value of more than $2 billion and comprised over 10 million square feet of multifamily, office, retail and industrial assets throughout the U.S.
Dave received a bachelor of business administration in finance from the University of Iowa and a master of science in real estate from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.