David currently serves as Vice President and Director of the Realtors Relief Foundation and is on the Industry Advisory Board for Pacaso, a fully managed LLC that focuses on second home coownership. Most recently David was President of MRIS Investors, Inc. and chaired its Investment Committee. He served as Chief Strategy Officer for Bright MLS that facilitates $140.0B in residential real estate transactions annually. He is a founding member of COVE and the MLS RoundTable. He is past Chair of CMLS and formerly a Director for the National Association of Realtors. He has served as Chair of the National Broker Portal, on the Board of Managers of Midwest Real Estate Data, as a Director for the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union as well as serving on the NAR MLS Policy Committee.
David was recognized by Inman News eleven consecutive years as one of the “Most Influential People in Real Estate.” He has repeatedly been recognized by the Swanepoel 200 and along with Wes Foster, received its 2018 Visionary Award. David received the inaugural MLS Award Of Excellence from CMLS in 2015 and its Hall of Fame Award in September 2020. RIS MEDIA awarded David with its National Home Ownership Award in 2015 and received its Hall of Fame Award in 2019.
From 2001 to 2017 David served as the CEO of MRIS, Inc. one of the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Services that facilitated over $60.0B annually in residential real estate transactions and subsequently evolved into Bright MLS, Inc. He formerly led an Internet-based business consulting practice serving Fortune 500 clients in apparel, media, sports and real estate. From 1980 to 1997, he managed organizations that successfully defined, marketed and delivered information systems to Real Estate professionals.
David continues to contribute to the real estate industry via speaking, writing and whispering to people and companies that are intent on ensuring its continued vitality.