David J. Levey

Levey is a retired executive vice president with Forest City Enterprises Inc., an $8 billion, publicly traded real estate firm based in Cleveland. His responsibilities were in the residential, multifamily group, where he handled acquisition and development activities in the eastern part of the country. In his 26 years with Forest City, Levey’s duties also included syndication of public housing projects and development and construction of hotel properties. A nationally recognized expert in Historic Adaptive Reuse Development, he has been responsible for historic redevelopment in Philadelphia; Richmond, Va.; Washington D.C.; Boston, and Dallas, collaborating closely with the National Park Service to accomplish these urban redevelopment projects. Prior to joining Forest City, Levey was executive director of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. He is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the Akron Children’s Concert Society, as well as an avid gardener and gourmet cook. A frequent speaker at national conferences, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from BGSU in 1971. He lives in Akron with his wife, Shirley.