2012 AREAA National Convention

National Director Multifamily

David L. Baird serves as a senior vice president and national director of multifamily for Sperry Van Ness in the Las Vegas office. With over 32 years of industry experience, Baird has completed over 300 transactions valued at more than $2 billion, and has been a Sperry Van Ness top 10 producer for the past seven years. He also has experience in selling, developing and owning apartment projects in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. As the National Director of Multifamily, Baird leads and supports the communication for Sperry Van Ness' national multifamily team, and is responsible for moderating the monthly national conference call that includes deal exchanges, industry and product discussions and relevant trade tips. Baird also works with local brokers on national deal opportunities and runs a monthly "open mic" call session to answer questions from the multifamily team. Baird has been published numerous times in publications such as, Newsweek, Commercial Property News, Apartment Finance Today, Western Real Estate News, National Real Estate Advisor, Multifamily Executive Globe Street and the Las Vegas Review Journal and others. Baird has been a features speaker and moderator at numerous Multifamily conferences. David Baird has been named Costar Power Broker for three years running, and was named one of only 20 Hot Brokers in the nation in 2006. Baird was named in the Heritage registry of "Who's Who". Baird's biggest accomplishment was the sale of a multifamily community with more than 1,400 units. By marketing proactively to the investment and brokerage communities, almost 200 registered buyers were generated and the property received 22 offers to purchase. During this time, he also managed to list and sell 765 units previously listed by other brokerage firms. As a seasoned Advisor, Baird has worked in a variety of market climates including the dramatic 80's down turn in Texas and the 90's real estate "depression" in California and Arizona. Through the years he has worked with the RTC Group, Inc. to find innovative ways to sell and finance large commercial properties. Baird is a licensed real estate broker in California, Arizona and Nevada. He