Robert B. Catell Emerging Philanthropist Award
David Schwartz


David Schwartz is co-founder and principal of Slate Property Group. He has over seventeen years of experience buying, developing and operating real estate across the United States. He currently runs all development and construction projects for Slate Property Group and shares responsibility for all acquisitions and investment decisions. Currently Slate is developing over $4 billion in real estate throughout New York City representing over 4,000 apartments.

Prior to Slate Property Group, David co-founded two New York City based development firms. He was responsible for the development of over 1,000 units throughout New York City, representing over 750,000 square feet.

Previously, David worked for Crescent Heights of America, where he was involved in over $500M in ground up residential developments representing over 1,000 units. Prior to Crescent Heights of America, David worked at Lux Capital and J.P. Morgan. Throughout David’s career he has been involved in the development of almost $5 billion in real estate. He earned his B.S. in finance from Syracuse University.

David is currently serving on the boards of the Furman Center at New York University, the Citizens Housing Planning Council, and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, the Kuhn Real Estate Center at Syracuse University and Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School.