2020 HW Rising Star: David Skoien

Amherst Head of Asset Management

David Skoien
Amherst Head of Asset Management, Age: 37

David Skoien oversees Amherst’s commercial real estate and single-family residence asset management and servicing functions. Upon joining Amherst in 2015, Skoien was an integral member of the team responsible for building the company’s commercial real estate debt lending business from the ground up. Skoein played a pivotal role in the offering of Amherst’s first public market collateralized loan obligation securitization transaction. The approximately $400 million portfolio of commercial mortgage assets was required to be certified by ratings agencies. Having helped to create Amherst’s institutional lending business from scratch, this certification process was truly the culmination of Skoien and his team’s hard work, and is a significant milestone for Skoien. With more than 15 years of experience in the real estate asset management space, Skoien currently manages $4.3 billion in assets across Amherst’s commercial real estate and single-family residence practices.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
“Professional success is rarely achieved through one person’s actions alone, but often results from the contributions of a reliable, hardworking and adaptable team. Surround yourself with employees that share your work ethic, resilience and passion to succeed, and remember to celebrate your successes with those that made it possible.”

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