David Orr is an investment and property expert with over a decade of experience across US property investments and Australian Financial Services. As the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of Dixon USA, David is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of all US operations. This includes managing the $1.2 billion investment portfolio of townhomes (the largest in New York) and overseeing the construction division, Dixon Projects. David is responsible for Dixon USA’s 15 business units, and works closely with each of the team leaders to drive business growth. David is responsible for managing relationships with investors, analysts, media and joint venture partners and is involved in capital market operations. David is also a founding partner and principal of Pure Properties, Dixon USA’s residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm.
David joined the Evans Dixon Group in 2005 working in various roles across the Australian Investment Advisory and Corporate Finance teams. In 2008, David became Dixon Advisory’s youngest Director when promoted to Head of Investment Advisory, Canberra. Two years later, David relocated to Sydney to head their Investment Team and took on a number of national responsibilities. During his time in Australia, David was responsible for building investment teams, training and mentoring staff, and negotiating debt transactions for the Australian Masters Corporate Bond & Yield Series. David has also developed strategies, processes and training programs for several firm-wide projects, including two hostile corporate actions, a number of legislative changes and staff and client engagement campaigns. Due to his world-wide reach, David regularly contributes to various global publications across his fields of expertise.
David graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and earned his Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Kaplan Professional Australia. David is a member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia, a Senior Fellow at the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and is a member of the Advisory Board of Rutgers University’s Customer Experience Program.