David Berman has been involved in all phases of Tricon Residential’s development since co-founding the company in 1988. He served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until March 2015 and has since transitioned into the role of Executive Chairman. David is a member of Tricon’s Executive Committee and is Chair of its Investment Committee. He has close to 50 years of experience in the real estate industry in the United States, Canada and abroad.

David began his career in North America in 1978 at what is now Citibank Canada, where he was Vice President of real estate lending. In 1982, he joined First City Development Corporation as Vice President, focusing on real estate acquisitions and equity lending. Prior to co-founding Tricon, David was an Executive Vice President at Lakeview Estates Limited, where he was responsible for land development and single-family homebuilding.

David serves on the board of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. At the end of 2019, he stepped down from the University of Toronto’s Real Estate Advisory Committee, where he had served for many years. He previously held a similar position at the Fisher Center at the University of California at Berkeley.

David n has a Master of Business Administration degree, graduating with high distinction, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.