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David A. Burris

David A. Burris

Co-Chairman
Terra Holdings

David A. Burris is a Principal and Co-Chairman of Terra Holdings, LLC, a company that owns and operates several real estate service firms including Brown Harris Stevens, one of the oldest real estate service providers in New York City, the Hamptons, North Fork and Palm Beach with over a staff of over 700 people operating in three states; Halstead Property Company, a residential brokerage and management company comprised of more than 1,000 brokers throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale and Connecticut; and Vanderbilt Holdings, a service firm with disciplines in appraisal and consulting, insurance, and residential mortgage brokerage. The combination of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property Company sold more than $9 billion of real estate during the calendar year 2013, and the company’s management divisions manage over 400 buildings comprising more than 26,000 residential units.

Prior to acquiring Brown Harris Stevens twenty years ago, Mr. Burris served as Senior Vice President of the Macklowe Organization and Manhattan Pacific Management Company, Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing several of the firm’s major residential and commercial projects, property portfolios, and supervising and leasing of several major projects.

Mr. Burris has also served as a President of Helmsley Spear, representing clients in the sale and acquisition of investment grade real estate.

Mr. Burris graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.

He resides in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.

David's Recent Press Mentions

Jewish VoiceAdam Rose Sells Condo Co-Op Management Wing To Terra Holdings

Rose Associates is selling the condominium and co-op management wing of its business to Terra Holdings, the parent company of brokerages Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property, reports The Real Deal. According to The Real Deal, the decision to sell comes just as the firm looks...
Jewish Voice - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Real DealRose Associates To Sell Condo/Co-Op Management Arm Raise 300M Multifamily Fund

Rose Associates is selling the condominium and co-op management arm of its business to Terra Holdings, the parent company of brokerages Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property, The Real Deal has learned. The decision to sell comes as the firm looks to raise $300 million in equity for a...
The Real Deal - Friday, June 23, 2017

ForbesHalstead CEO Technology Can't Replace A Great Real Estate Agent

Tech enabled real estate brokerages like Redfin and Compass may be very hot these days, however, back in 1984, Diane M. Ramirez and Clark Halstead had already pitched and raised VC funding to The Halstead Property Company from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners. Together, they co-founded the...
Forbes - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Mann ReportHalstead Property's East Hampton Office Grand Opening Party

Halstead Property introduced its new East Hampton office. Located on the prime corner of Main Street and Newtown Lane, Halstead's newest office is situated on a light-filled floor and boasts 2,000 square feet. To celebrate the new office, Halstead hosted a Grand Opening party and welcomed more than 100 agents...
Mann Report - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mann ReportTop Leadership Forms New Executive Advisory Board

Halstead Management Company, LLC has brought together its top leadership to form an official Executive Advisory Board to advise on all company matters. Halstead is drawing on the wealth of knowledge and unrivaled, combined experience of its senior professionals – all of whom held ownership stakes in management firms –...
Mann Report - Thursday, April 17, 2014

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