As a former practicing corporate attorney, T.D. has spent his entire career counseling private and public companies in all aspects of their business. With that experience, T.D. brings a higher level of expertise to his clients’ real estate requirements and a better understanding of their financial and operational business drivers in order to deliver the most efficient, flexible and cost effective real estate solutions.
Prior to forming RE:Align, T.D. managed the San Diego office of Studley, the largest commercial tenant advisory firm in the world. T.D. began his real estate career exclusively representing corporate tenants at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the largest global commercial real estate firms. Before Cushman & Wakefield, T.D., a California licensed attorney, was a member of the corporate law practice group at the law firm Gray Cary (now DLA Piper). While at GrayCary, he represented technology companies in venture capital financings, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. T.D. then joined Saint Ventures and Advisors, a venture capital firm in San Francisco. T.D. also served as Associate General Counsel at Isis Pharmaceuticals (now Ionis), a public biotechnology company.
T.D. received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and his B.A. in history from Duke University, where he was a starter on the Blue Devil soccer team that competed in the 1992 NCAA Division I Final Four.
T.D. serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego and enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams.