Essey Construction Company Inc.

David C. Essey

David C. Essey has a strong background in both construction management and finance. David developed a fundamental understanding of construction technology during his high school and college years while working for a custom homebuilder, as a carpenter, and later as an integral part of the management team. David earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, with a major in structural design and construction, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984. After graduating from the number one ranked engineering school in the United States, David joined C.L. Peck Contractor (now known as Peck/Jones Construction), the largest privately help contractor in California. David spent two years in the estimating department, and then went on to manage a variety of projects over the next five years, including high-rise office buildings, shopping centers, airports, and residential projects, among others.

In 1989, David joined Century West Development, a Santa Monica based, multi-family developer, where he was intimately involved with both development and construction management activities. David successfully completed both residential and commercial projects including a $25 million, six-story office building, a $15 million four-story mixed-use project, and a $8 million four-story residential project, among others. During the early 1990’s David formed his own construction company, Essey Construction (LC#566045), targeting industrial and residential projects.

David attended UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Business where he earned a masters degree in real estate, finance and strategy. Upon graduating for UCLA, David joined the real estate department of an investment banking firm in their real estate private placement and structured finance department. He was quickly recruited by one of the largest financial institution in the world, and the second largest institution in Japan, The Industrial Bank of Japan. David worked on a wide variety of real estate related debt and equity financings.

Recently, David has constructed a number of residential projects and has been a leader in the development of mixed-use projects. Increasingly, cities such as Santa Monica and Pasadena are encouraging mix-use applications. The construction of these projects is a specialty because it requires both commercial-class construction knowledge and knowledge of the less formal residential construction methods. Typically, urban project requires construction of a below-grade parking structure. This requires sophisticated knowledge of geotechnical engineering and shoring techniques. The parking structure itself is similar to many major projects utilizing concrete and steel construction. The residential construction portion is typically wood framing, a down and dirty construction methodology which is only learned through experience.

David has been able to combine his ability to analyze markets (learned while working in the investment banking field), his knowledge of financial modeling (learned in graduate school), and his construction expertise (learned in the field) to effectively find viable projects and successfully develop and construct them.

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Essey Construction Company Inc.
10801 National Boulevard
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064