David Lank Boston David Lank Real Estate David Lank Sharpe Venture Group David Lank Newton David Lank Wisconsin David Lank Cedar
David A. Lank is a real estate developer and investor with experience working with income producing property in various capacities over the span of his career, as well as a philanthropist, civic advocate, and musician based in Boston, MA.
Lank founded Sharpe Venture Group, a private real estate investment and development company focused on multifamily, retail and mixed-use property, in early 2015. For the years leading up to Sharpe, he represented the publicly-traded REIT, Cedar Realty Trust, in the leasing of their portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers in New England, Virginia and Northeastern Pennsylvania - an aggregate GLA of over four million square feet. Prior to joining Cedar, David held a position as Executive Associate at Boston Realty Advisors, where he focused on Cambridge office leasing, urban retail leasing and commercial investment sales. David also established the firm's Banking Industry Services division, assisting lenders with asset disposition, property valuations and note brokerage. Lank began his commercial real estate career as Real Estate Manager at Bialow Real Estate, LLC, servicing exclusive tenant rep accounts such as Vitamin Shoppe and Wendy's in addition to underwriting and executing various retail, multifamily and residential development projects.
Growing up immersed in music, David has had the opportunity to study several instruments, now consistently playing guitar, piano, bass and drums. He has been a part of numerous live bands over the years, but also allocates time to compose and record when he can. Lank currently plays recreationally around Boston with his band, Lanky and the Fens.
Active in several civic and philanthropic endeavors, David serves on the Board of Directors for NOAH CDC (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing Community Development Corporation), the East Boston based nonprofit with a mission to develop and otherwise increase access to affordable housing, create social and economic opportunities, and empower residents to be leaders of change. Lank is also Chair of United Way's Project Connect Steering Committee, heading up the comprehensive initiative aimed at ending homelessness and home instability in greater Boston. David also serves as Fundraising and Membership Chair on The Boch Center Metropolitans' Steering Committee, the non-profit anchor of Boston's historic Theatre District dedicated to supporting performing arts and culture in the City through the operation of The Wang & Shubert Theatres, production of ArtWeek Massachusetts, City Spotlights Teen Leadership Program and arts education programming. Lank also sits on the planning committees for both the Rose Kennedy Greenway's annual Glow In The Park and the Charles River Esplanade Association's annual Moondance Gala. Further, Lank is heavily involved in Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) as a member of the Real Estate, Constuction and Design Team. David recently served on the City of Boston's ONEin3 Advisory Council (now "SPARK Boston"), a body of 30 community leaders appointed by Mayor Marty Walsh to represent the interests of Boston's young adult population in four areas: economic development, housing, employment and civic engagement. Additionally, David works alongside his family with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
David received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A greater Boston native, David grew up in Newton and currently resides in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of Boston.