Los Angeles Housing Partnership (LAHP), a Los Angeles-based affordable housing nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce that David Grunwald will be joining the organization as the Executive Director. Mr. Grunwald has extensive experience in nonprofit management, real estate development and social service provision.
“We are thrilled to have been able to land a well-rounded professional of David’s expertise, caliber and character,” said Board Chair Louis Bernardy. “We look forward to him being a part of the LAHP team.”
Prior to joining LAHP, Mr. Grunwald was Chief Business Development Officer & Executive Director of UCP Wheels for Humanity. He focused on cultivating real estate and other business ventures, supporting property management team and collaborating with Boards of both organizations to promote growth. Before that, he was President and CEO of Affordable Living for the Aging, where he raised $2 million annual budget through private fundraising and increased real estate assets by 400%.
“Throughout my career, I have become very familiar with Los Angeles Housing Partnership and the great work they’re doing in the community,” said Mr. Grunwald. “With my 17 years of experience developing and managing affordable housing projects, the Board and the staff, we can continue to grow the organization and continue to make an impact.”
Mr. Grunwald received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Denver, Colorado in Economics, Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School and Master of Public Policy from Duke University.
LAHP retained Envision Consulting to conduct the Executive Director search, which yielded candidates with various backgrounds in affordable housing, land trusts, development and real estate.
Partner Matt Kamin said, “We’re honored to have worked with such a wonderful organization as Los Angeles Housing Partnership. David is a great fit and has the experience and credibility to back up his skillset.”