"Bringing an Architect's Perspective to your Residential Real Estate Plans"
Neal David is a trained architect and interior designer licensed in Illinois. After earning his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Michigan, he held various positions in construction management, business development and marketing, and architectural computer graphic software development and marketing. Various opportunities took him to Chicago, Grand Rapids, Portland, Denver and Boston before settling again finally in Chicago in 1986. Through 2009 he was the Vice President of Facilities at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, where he was in charge of planning, design, construction and maintenance of all zoo facilities for 18 years. He managed over 40 major projects totaling $175 million and countless smaller ones resulting in the virtual rebuilding of the oldest zoo in the country. The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) bestowed its Distinguished Service Award on him in 2004 for his work there.
Neal joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago in 2010 but he is very familiar with downtown Chicago residential real estate. Over the last 20 years he has personally purchased, renovated and sold numerous properties in some of the most prestigious condominium buildings in Streeterville, the Gold Coast, River North and the West Loop. In those transactions he learned how important personal service is to the client, and how important attention to details is after a purchase or sale agreement is reached. Learning from personal experience and adding his design training to the mix, Neal helps Clients realize the full potential of properties they wish to sell and visualize the possibilities of properties they wish to purchase.
Neal is a supporter of WBEZ public radio, the Anti-Cruelty Society and the Art Institute of Chicago; has maintained long-term season tickets to the Chicago Symphony and Shakespeare Repertory Theater; and enjoys travel – particularly in Italy reading and playing the piano.
“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."
- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.