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President & Chief Executive Officer of The Bernstein Companies

Adam K. Bernstein is the President and CEO of The Bernstein Companies (TBC), a third-generation, 85 year-old Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm.


Since becoming President in 1997, Mr. Bernstein has led the strategic growth of the company into a diversified organization with expertise across asset classes where TBC invests in, develops, and operates office, hotel, and multi-family properties.  TBC has had direct ownership interest in transactions totaling over $3 billion, both through institutional investment funds and its own private portfolio. In addition, the company has built a structured financed group that focuses on tax credit syndication and project finance for community development projects nationwide. TBC has completed over 2 billion dollars in tax credit transactions over the last 15 years.  In 2017, Adam led a successful campaign and The Bernstein Companies with its partner Boston Properties was awarded and finalized the transaction to build and lease Marriott International’s global headquarters which is approximately 1 million sq. ft. in total including a flagship hotel owned and developed by TBC in downtown Bethesda, MD. 


Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School in 1985 and remains actively involved in the university. He was appointed to the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Adam was recently honored by being appointed to the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees where he began his term in January 2018.  He also serves on the boards of Pennant Park Investment Corp and Pennant Park Floating Rate Capital, Ltd., two NASDAQ traded business development companies.  Adam stays active in political and civic endeavors including his board participation with the Bernstein Family Foundation, Team Turnaround, Autism Speaks, and the advisory board of Most Valuable Kids. 


Co-Founder & Managing Director

David M. Duber is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of District Lodging Capital (“DLC”), based in Washington, D.C.  He has over eight years of professional hotel investing experience. Prior to founding DLC in 2020, David spent three years at The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) where he was involved in a full range of sourcing, underwriting, structuring, financing, closing, and disposition activities for a significant number of hospitality acquisition and development projects. David helped execute the financing of transactions totaling in excess of $750 million. 


Prior to joining BPG, David began his professional career at CBRE in their esteemed Wheel Program. Upon completion of the Wheel Program, David joined CBRE Hotels as a financial analyst where he was involved in all aspects of investment properties including valuing and marketing hospitality real estate transactions, financial modeling, market research and analysis, and the preparation of investment memorandums.  


David is also very active in the community and sits on the boards of Bike to the Beach, The DC Cornell Hotel Society, National Links Trust, as well as chairs both The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Next Generation Philanthropy initiative and HEROES Yong Professional Board. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2014 where he was a member of Cornell’s Sprint Football Team. In 2018, David was honored by Hotel Management Magazine as one of the Thirty Under 30 Hotel Industry Top Rising Stars. David is a licensed real estate salesperson in the District of Columbia.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer 
of The Bernstein Companies

Marc Duber, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Bernstein Companies (TBC), has been at the forefront of real estate management, development, and repositioning since joining TBC in 1979.  As Managing Director of TBC’s Hotel and Property Management Divisions, Marc is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s privately-owned hotel portfolio, its multi-family portfolio, and its commercial real estate portfolio which currently includes over two million square feet. There is also nearly two million square feet of approved development projects currently in the pipeline including the Marriott International Global Headquarters and adjacent hotel.


Marc actively participates in all phases of the investment process, from evaluating potential acquisitions to oversight of asset management and strategic repositioning efforts. TBC emphasizes a long-term approach to real estate ownership, a philosophy it has had since inception. Marc’s hands-on approach in all of TBC’s divisions helps to yield high profit margins while ensuring positive experiences for investors, partners, tenants, and hotel guests.


Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Marc is a 1981 graduate of American University and was appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees in May 2007. In May 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Previously, Marc headed American University’s Real Estate Committee and co-chaired its Finance Committee. Marc is a former Chairman of the Board at Washington Hospital Center, the largest and most comprehensive hospital serving the Washington area. He now serves on the Board and chairs the Philanthropy Committee of MedStar Health, Inc. the parent corporation of Washington Hospital Center. Marc previously served on the Executive Board of Georgetown Heritage, was a member of Cornell University’s Parents Committee, a member of the Development Committee of the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, and on the boards of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and B’Nai Tzedek Congregation. In 2017, along his wife Nancy, they were proud to Co-Chair the US Holocaust Museum’s National Tribute dinner.


Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
of The Bernstein Companies

Joe Galli is the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of The Bernstein Companies (TBC) since 1989. He has played an integral part in TBC’s growth and diversification into a fully integrated real estate company involved in direct investment, joint-venture participation, development, and financing of commercial real estate, on a local and national scale.


Joe is also a Managing Director of TBC’s structured finance group where its tax credit syndication transactions are credited with creating thousands of jobs and a billion dollars of investment to disadvantaged communities.


Joe is a 1985 graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and has spearheaded fundraising and lobbying efforts for people with Autism. He served on the Advisory Board of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Joe was on the Board of Directors of Cure Autism Now and chaired the Government Advocacy committee for Autism Speaks.


Chief Operating Officer of TBC Hotels

Davin Driskill is the Chief Operating Officer for both TBC Hotels and District Lodging Capital. He joined The Bernstein Companies in 1998 and directs all aspects of The Bernstein Companies portfolio of hotels. Davin manages TBC Hotels’ strategic lodging initiatives and is an integral part in the planning of future hotel development opportunities as well as overseeing the daily operations of the portfolio’s 503 hotel rooms.  


Davin received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University.


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