David Berman is the Co-Founder of Tricon Capital Inc. and has been involved in all phases of Tricon’s development since 1988. He served as the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until March 2015 and has since assumed the role of Executive Chairman. Mr. Berman is a member of Tricon’s Executive Committee and Chair of its Investment Committee. He has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
Mr. Berman began his career in North America in 1978 at what is now Citibank Canada where he was Vice President for real estate lending. In 1982, he joined First City Development Corporation as Vice President, with responsibility for real estate acquisitions and equity lending. Prior to co-founding Tricon, Mr. Berman acted as Executive Vice President for Lakeview Estates Limited, where he was responsible for land development and single-family homebuilding.
Mr. Berman is a director of The New Home Company, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and a member of the real estate advisory board for the University of Toronto. He previously held a similar position at the Fisher Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Berman holds a Masters of Business Administration (graduating with high distinction) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.