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David R. Hodes
Managing Partner, Hodes Weill & Associates, United States
David R. Hodes is a Managing Partner of Hodes Weill & Associates. Previously, Mr. Hodes was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in New York. Mr. Hodes joined Credit Suisse First Boston in November 2000 when the firm merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ).
Mr. Hodes co-founded Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Private Fund Group (REPFG) in 2000 at DLJ. From 2000 through February 2009, Mr. Hodes co-led the business, with the responsibility for the strategic oversight and management of REPFG. REPFG was the dominant real estate private funds placement agent during Mr. Hodes’ tenure, aggregating more than $40 billion on behalf of real estate private fund sponsors. In 2008, Mr. Hodes assumed the additional responsibility of co-managing Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Investments Group (REIG), which included the firm’s real estate investment businesses within the Alternative Investment Group. REIG employed over 250 professionals and approximately $37 billion of assets under management in a range of core, opportunistic and securities (long and hedged) funds, separate accounts and a customized fund of funds business.
Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Hodes was a Principal of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s real estate investment banking business and was the Director of Private Real Estate Capital Markets. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Hodes was a Principal of The Yarmouth Group from 1985 through 1996, where he was also a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Mr. Hodes received a BA from Brandeis University. He is the Co-Chair of the Board of Overseers of the International Business School at Brandeis University, where he has also been a frequent guest lecturer. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). He has been an active writer and speaker at real estate and institutional investment forums throughout his career.