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David Roos
Real Estate Development & Project Manager

David Roos is an expert real estate developer and consultant with over 18 years’ experience in the real estate development field.  Mr. Roos’ expertise is rooted in his strong operational and accounting background, having facilitated significant and diverse transactions in more than 25 states across the country worth over $500 million. These successful projects have involved the financing and development of multifamily apartments, historic rehabilitation, elderly housing, single-family housing, communication tower facilities, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses, and strip retail centers.  In addition to his extensive experience developing a diverse cross-section of projects, Mr. Roos is an authority in complex financing structures including the use of new market tax credits, historic tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and EB-5 capital.  He also is responsible for overseeing the Tax Credits realization process, which is integral to AII Funds and Red Leaf developments.

The Rosenwald Court apartments (RCAP, LP) project, in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, is just one example of Mr. Roos’ many successful developments that included a complex financing structure.  With over 239 residential units, the Rosenwald Court apartments is a mix of senior, family, low-income, and market-rate units and includes almost 75,000 square feet of ground floor retail and office space.  In addition to all residential units being fully occupied within 6-months of the opening, the Rosenwald Court apartments was recently awarded the prestigious 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for their thoughtful restoration of the historic landmark.

In addition to being a manager of Red Leaf Development, Mr. Roos is the sole owner of Roos Enterprises, Inc., a full service real estate firm that was established in 2008 and has done over $120 million in development work.  He has successfully realized over 2 million square feet of development over his career. Mr. Roos is known for his skill in procuring effective developments, creating profitable client relationships and designing innovative solutions that contribute to quality developments. His expertise includes contract negotiations, lease agreements, construction, and ground leasing.