Mr. Wilk is National Chair of Corporate Services CVA since 2010. David is a management consultant who creates value in today’s market for corporations, private equity firms, governments, universities, healthcare systems, and non-profits through real estate optimization strategies that generate new earnings, cost savings and economic development impact. Mr. Wilk also provides valuations on complex properties, market feasibility studies, “place-making” economic development strategies, and strategic marketing plans that reimagine underproductive real estate assets into innovative, new market drivers.
Mr. Wilk was formerly National Managing Director of Duff & Phelps Corporate Real Estate Advisory Group from 2008 through 2009 after they acquired Greystone Realty Advisors, a boutique advisory firm he founded in 1997. From 1995 to 1997 Mr. Wilk was Regional Director of Corporate Real Estate Services for Ernst & Young LLP in the Middle Atlantic region. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Wilk was Managing Director of the Real Estate Valuation Group for Arthur Andersen in Philadelphia after they acquired Wilk & Associates, Inc., a real estate consulting company he founded in 1987. From 1977 to 1987, Mr. Wilk held senior management positions with Valuation Research Corporation, Arthur D. Little, and was National Director of Valuation Services for Kenneth Leventhal & Co while living in California.
Mr. Wilk was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics for 24 years (1989 to 2012) teaching Real Estate Finance (FINC 417), Real Estate Development & Investment (FINC 467), and MBA Real Estate Finance (FINC 854). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Delaware in 1976 and is completing a Master’s in Real Estate and Infrastructure at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
David is currently collaborating on CityLab graduate courses at Johns Hopkins Carey with Dr. Lindsay Thompson and has developed Symposia on Real Estate Optimization and Place-Making Economic Development Strategies at the University of Delaware, University of Illinois, Perdue Business School at Salisbury University, Florida Atlantic University, and Delaware State University. Mr. Wilk also co-innovated a new real estate data analytics platform (“Corporate Real Estate Earnings Diagnostic”) with SAP and keynoted on RE Asset Optimization in April, 2015 at SAP’s National Real Estate Conference.
Mr. Wilk has over 35 years of real estate experience on commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural, governmental, and institutional real estate projects including having worked in 49 states in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and the South Pacific. Mr. Wilk is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and has been a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) since 1985. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Delaware for over 25 years, and is a Certified General Appraiser in the States of Delaware and Maryland. He has qualified as an expert witness in numerous State and Federal courts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Hawaii, and New York.
Real estate consulting highlights from Mr. Wilk’s career include; Pebble Beach Golf Courses and Company, Aspen Ski Resorts, 20th Century Fox Studios, The Irvine Ranch, Madison Square Garden, Santa Anita Racetrack, Dover Downs Raceway & Casino, Elvis Presley Enterprises (Graceland), Hyatt Regency & Four Seasons Hotels in Hawaii, Chevron’s Huntington Beach Company, Marriott’s Great America Theme Parks, Baltimore’s Power Plant, Art Deco Hotels in South Beach, Pennsylvania Convention Center and Marriott Hotel, Comcast Cable Systems, Bikini Atoll in Micronesia (South Pacific) University of Pennsylvania Penn Inn, Florida Atlantic, Wallops Island & University of Kentucky Research Parks, Delray Beach Innovation Park, and U.S. military locations at Fort DeRussy & West Loch Naval Magazine in Hawaii, Pease AFB, El Toro & Mare Island in CA, and PHL Navy Yard.