David Bitner has Joined Cushman & Wakefield in San Francisco as Senior Director of Capital Markets Research, Americas
David Bitner is the newest team member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Research Center of Excellence for the Americas. He will report directly to Kevin Thorpe, Global Chief Economist, Head of Research for the Americas for day-to-day projects and initiatives.
Included in David’s area of responsibility is producing capital markets thought leadership content for the America’s Center of Excellence, directing a program of market presentations, written analysis, surveys, forecasts and data collection to support the capital markets business and advance the strategic plan in Americas Research.
He will also be a key point of contact and spokesperson for Cushman & Wakefield’s business in the Americas on Capital Markets trends and related topics. In this capacity, David will accompany brokers to client pitches/presentations in the Americas, and speak at internal client meetings and industry events.
David comes to Cushman & Wakefield from Makena Capital, a leading endowment-style investment manager located in Palo Alto.
At Makena, he worked closely with the Global Investment Strategist to develop the fund’s views on macroeconomic and market developments across asset classes and geographies, and subsequently translated these into investible strategies. In this role, he researched, developed and produced a wide range of white papers, presentations and investor letters for internal and external clients, including some of the largest sovereign wealth funds.
Prior to Makena, David was a corporate finance and restructuring investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.
A Bay Area native, David recently completed his MBA at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business. Previously, he earned his BA in Classical Civilizations from Duke University.
David can be reached at email@example.com