David Paul Rosen, Ph.D., Founder and Principal of DRA in California, is an internationally recognised authority in the fields of redevelopment, affordable housing finance, policy, land use, analysis, negotiation, lending and investment strategic planning. DRA Principals have advised on more than $9 billion in low income housing finance and project development.
David is expert in deal structuring, renewable energy and energy efficiency, value capture analysis and asset management. He was invited on numerous occasions to provide briefings to the Obama White House and senior Administration officials in half a dozen agencies, presenting policy recommendations for sustainable community development, capital formation and financial regulation on more than $7 trillion in federal investment in real estate, housing and economic development.
He is an internationally published author in the field and frequent international speaker on economic development, redevelopment, housing and energy policy and practice. He has served as an advisor to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, European Mortgage Federation, the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute, the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and UN HABITAT, among many other international institutions and more than 300 governmental jurisdictions. David earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and his doctorate in public policy from the Union Institute.