Senior Vice President
Head of Leasing
Dave Dowdney heads all leasing efforts nationally for Columbia Property Trust. He is responsible for developing regional leasing strategies and performance goals to maximize revenue potential for all of Columbia's assets in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and other markets, in alignment with corporate objectives and marketing conditions. Mr. Dowdney joined Columbia in 2014 as Senior Vice President – Western Region. Under his leadership, the company underwrote $11 billion in potential acquisitions and completed more than 1 million square feet of leasing in those markets, which took the company's 2 million-square-foot San Francisco portfolio from 89% to 97% leased.
Mr. Dowdney came to Columbia from GE Capital Real Estate, where he spent nearly eight years managing activities for GE's West Coast portfolio, first as Acquisitions Director and then as Western Region Manager, Asset Management. Previously, Mr. Dowdney spent 10 years leading other asset management and real estate transaction activities, most recently as Vice President of Portfolio Management for Divco West Properties, and earlier as Vice President of JLL's Leasing and Management Group in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Mr. Dowdney is an active member of both the Urban Land Institute and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP). He also serves on the board of the Northern California Real Estate Council for the City of Hope, a leading research hospital in Los Angeles. He received a B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business.