Joe is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DDG and has led the company since its formation. DDG is a privately-held vertically-integrated real estate firm specializing in investment, development, design, construction and asset management, and operates in major metropolitan markets across the country. DDG focuses on the acquisition and development of real estate and underlying equity, debt or hybrid securities, with a portfolio that includes commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, residential and retail assets. A believer in creating experiential properties that enhance the built environment, Joe has guided DDG to become a leader in the industry for fusing art and architecture in innovative ways. DDG has offices in California, Florida and New York. Prior to DDG’s founding, Joe was a senior member of the U.S. private equity investment team at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, an institutional alternative asset management firm with $32 billion of assets under management. He was also a principal at Greenhill & Co. and initial member of Greenhill Capital Partners investment team managing $1.1 billion of equity capital. Joe has guest lectured at Columbia University and New York University and serves on the Board of Directors of The Municipal Art Society of New York and the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he holds a B.S. in Commerce, Concentration in Finance. Joe also served in the U.S. Army.