David A. Helfand

President & Chief Executive Officer at Equity Commonwealth

David A. Helfand

David A. Helfand

President & Chief Executive Officer at Equity Commonwealth

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Career Highlights

Equity Office Properties Management Corp.
Equity Office Properties Trust
Equity Commonwealth

RelSci Relationships

939

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1965

Age

54

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Co-Founder at Equity Residential

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President at Ounce of Prevention Fund

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Equity Commonwealth

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Equity Commonwealth

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Surgeon-in-Chief at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Leo Burnett Co., Inc.

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President & Director at Erp Holding Co., Inc.

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Founder at Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP

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Chief Medical Officer at Sidra Medical & Research Center

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Former Senior MD & Global Head-Gaming & Leisure at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

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David A. Helfand
President & Chief Executive Officer at Equity Commonwealth
Education
MBA

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

BA

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Chicago. ELS has a controlling interest in over 382 quality communities in 32 states and British Columbia consisting of over 141,000 sites. ELS is committed to providing its residents an attractive and affordable lifestyle

Founder
2003 - 2012

Helix Funds LLC operates as a real estate investment management company targeting niche real estate sectors, including manufactured housing communities, value-added office properties and parking. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President
1998 - Prior

Equity Office Properties Management Corp. provides real estates financial investment services. It serves the commercial, residential, and industrial sectors. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Tur Partners LLC provides investment and advisory services. The company was founded on May 19, 2011 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Trustee, President, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer & Interim Treasurer
2014 - Prior

CommonWealth REIT is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which primarily owns office and industrial buildings located throughout the United States. The majority of our properties are office buildings located in suburban areas and central business districts, or CBDs, of major metropolitan markets. CWH was founded in 1986 and went public on the New York Stock Exchange as a REIT that owned healthcare related properties. In the 1990’s we transformed into an office REIT by selling healthcare assets and buying office buildings. During this time, we also formed four subsidiary REITs: Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), a REIT that owns hotels and travel centers; Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH), a REIT that primarily owns healthcare properties; Government Properties Income Trust (GOV), a REIT that primarily owns and leases office buildings that are majority leased to government tenants and Select Income REIT (SIR), a REIT that is focused on owning and investing in net leased, single tenant properties. HPT, SNH, GOV and SIR became separate public companies in 1995, 1999, 2009 and 2012 respectively. In July 2010, we changed our name to CommonWealth REIT from HRPT Properties Trust in order to avoid any lingering confusion that the company may be a healthcare focused REIT. We have been investment grade rated since 1994 and we are included in a number of financial indices, including the Russell 1000®, the MSCI US REIT Index, S&P REIT Composite Index and the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT United States Index

Member, Board of Directors
1995 - Prior

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Chicago. ELS has a controlling interest in over 382 quality communities in 32 states and British Columbia consisting of over 141,000 sites. ELS is committed to providing its residents an attractive and affordable lifestyle

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Ounce of Prevention Fund is a non-profit organization, which provides care and education to children who were born in poverty. It offers childhood education, research, and program models that focus on the physical, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age of five. The company was founded by Irving B. Harris in 1982 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Current

Children''s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center provides healthcare solutions. Its services include academic general pediatrics and primary care, brain tumor, neurosurgery, pathology and laboratory medicine, cystic fibrosis, physical therapy, heart failure and transplants, infectious diseases, transplantation, and rehabilitative services. The company was incorporated on December 13, 1984 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2009

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

$1,000 - $2,499
2009

Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the fundraising arm of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, raises funds that support the patient-centered mission and strategic goals of Northwestern Medicine. Through our work, we help Northwestern Medicine to provide the highest-quality health care in our communities, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

Political Donations
$2,700
2016

Representative from Illinois's 1st Congressional District

$50K
2014

Co-Chairman at Chicago Ideas Week

$2,500
2012

Founder at AP Commercial LLC

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