Chairman & CEO
The Lightstone Group
David Lichtenstein is Chairman and CEO of Lightstone, which he founded in 1988. Mr. Lichtenstein personifies Lightstone’s commitment to the highest standards of quality, integrity, and value. In addition to chairing the board of directors, he is responsible for directing all aspects of the acquisition, financing and management of the company’s diverse portfolio of multifamily, hospitality, retail, office, and industrial properties. Mr. Lichtenstein has built a reputation for his ability to navigate the real estate industry, identify successful real estate opportunities, and time the markets. Mr. Lichtenstein was appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. The NYCEDC is New York City’s primary economic development vehicle. Mr. Lichtenstein is on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, and is a Member of The Economic Club of New York and the Real Estate Roundtable, and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies Council and a trustee of The Touro College and University System and sits on the Board Supervisory Committee for The New York Medical College. Mr. Lichtenstein is a founder of the Friendship House, an organization that provides housing for families of sick children and adults in the Greater New York City area.