David Chasin is the Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus, where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment advisory, capital markets, and asset management businesses as well as the executive leadership and strategic vision of the company. Mr. Chasin specializes in executing complex real estate strategies across multiple asset classes by providing a full range of investment advisory services to Pegasus' clients, which range from 1031 exchange buyers and ultra-high net worth investors to public REITs, life insurance companies, pension fund advisors and family offices. Mr. Chasin leverages his relationships with investors, developers, property owners and retailers to arrange the purchase, sale, financing, leasing, development and asset management of high quality, income producing properties throughout the country. Since joining Pegasus in 2005, Mr. Chasin has played a pivotal role in Pegasus’ growth toward becoming one of the most highly respected real estate advisory firms in the country, having completed in excess of $4 billion in transaction volume while counting nearly 300 properties across 35 states within its currently managed portfolio.
Prior to joining Pegasus in 2005, Mr. Chasin was a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group at Universal Music Group, a division of Vivendi Universal, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, where he was primarily responsible for supporting the Senior Vice President of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer of North American Operations. While at Universal, Mr. Chasin focused on providing consolidated financial reporting for the various business units within Universal Music Group, which included Interscope Records, Geffen Records, A&M Records, Island Def Jam Records and DreamWorks Records, among others. Mr. Chasin’s experience included creating album sales projections, reconciling artist royalties with advances and analyzing potential digital revenue streams.
Mr. Chasin received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California in 2004, where he was elected Senator of the Associated Student Body. Prior to transferring to the University of Southern California in 2002, Mr. Chasin attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Political Science, Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Chasin is active in various community and charitable organizations throughout Los Angeles, most notably serving on the board of directors for Connect Israel. Mr. Chasin is also a passionate supporter of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, having served as Vice Chair of the Real Estate and Construction Division’s dinner committee within the Jewish Federation. Mr. Chasin resides in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife, Meredith, daughter, Willa, and son, Spencer.