David is the Cofounder and Managing Partner of Strategic Government Properties. David's is responsible for the day to day management of the company, as well deal sourcing and analysis, strategic development, and managing client relationships. Before founding SGP, David had extensive experience working with institutional and high net worth investors in a variety of asset classes, and David began his career at Goldman, Sachs working with private and institutional clients. During his career David also started, built, and sold several companies in the consumer products and marketing sector.
Mr. Chazen is a director of the Chazen Institute of Global Business at Columbia Business School. He serves on the board and Advancement Committee of High Jump, an educational not-for-profit based in Chicago. He is a founding member of the Young Presidents Organization, Aspen Chapter, and serves as membership chair. He serves on the Board of Theatre Aspen and is a member of the Socrates Society of the Aspen Institute. Mr. Chazen received his B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1986. He has run 26 New York City Marathons and counting.
Jon Center, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Government Properties, Jon's responsibilities include oversight and ownership of the financial records for the organization and its underlying real estate holdings, coordination of bank activities, reporting of key operational and financial results, and development of monthly financial statements prepared in accordance with relevant accounting standards to analyze performance, to report to investors, and to identify opportunities for optimizing investment performance.
Prior to joining SGP, Jon was Controller at private equity backed FoodChainID, following 11+ years in EY's (Ernst & Young) assurance practice, including as a Senior Manager within its Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction practice. Jon earned both his BS in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Jon loves spending time with his wife, son, daughter, and dog, has an unhealthy obsession with golf and loves traveling to experience and learn about different cultures. Philanthropically, he serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors of Resilience, an organization focused on empowering and supporting survivors of domestic violence.