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Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine: 2019

David Drumheller is the principal of JDM Ventures, a multidimensional New York real estate operations/ management consulting firm serving multifamily property investment clients across the Greater New York area. With 12 years of experience in the multifamily real estate space and boundless passion for the field, David has set his sights on serving clients through his own company to meet the growing demand by multifamily owner-operators for assistance with strategic real estate acquisitions, fundraising, deal execution, and operations. 

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decades Worth of Them

 

It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?

The notion occurred to me roughly a decade ago, after spending years as a reporter and interviewing C.E.O.s about many of the expected things: their growth plans, the competition, the economic forces driving their industries. But the more time I spent doing this, the more I found myself wanting to ask instead about more expansive themes — not about pivoting, scaling or moving to the cloud, but how they lead their employees, how they hire, and the life advice they give or wish they had received.