Native Charlottean and ULI member, Dave Stewart, has been vice president of Debt and Equity Placement at Northmarq Capital, LLC for three years. Dave’s favorite part of his job is when customers are satisfied with the deal they’ve made. He believes in the power of collaboration and advises, “always take a lunch or coffee with someone who has the courage to ask.”
One of the most interesting land use projects Dave has been part of is a value-add research and biopharmaceutical lab in Durham. Dave says he joined ULI because, “no organization comes as close to putting such diverse and talented folks in the region together.”
“I learn something every time I attend a ULI event,” he adds. “Real estate is a relationship business. At ULI, you get to create friendships that will be beneficial to your life and business goals.” One of those goals at the top of Dave’s list is to secure $1B in financing.
After growing up and graduating from high school In Charlotte, Dave attended the University of South Carolina, where he earned his BSBA. He followed up with an MBA from the University of Colorado, which is one reason his favorite place to vacation is the Rocky Mountain state.
Dave is married to Elizabeth, the person he says he admires most in the world, because “she is tougher than anyone I know.” They have a daughter named Jane Ellen and are expecting another child in January, 2018. He loves to ski, travel and spend time with his family.
The last movie Dave watched was “Sully,” and his favorite cause is “Cookies for Kids Cancer,” a nonprofit organization that benefits childhood cancer research. His favorite quote, and one he tries hard to live by, comes from the Dalai Lama: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”