As the managing director of Second Century Ventures (SCV) and the vice president of Strategic Investments for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Dave Garland sources and evaluates investment opportunities that promise to improve the global residential and commercial real estate industries. In his role, Garland also oversees the award-winning NAR REach® Accelerator program. This year, eight companies were selected from hundreds of applicants to be accelerated into the domestic and global real estate ecosystem.
“The next 10 years will showcase some of the most incredible advances in technology that will seek to optimize virtually every aspect of our industry,” says Garland. “The technologies that thrive will eliminate process friction and serve to enhance and simplify the sharing of knowledge between practitioners and the consumer.”
A licensed real estate broker, Garland maintains over 18 years of strategic advisory experience to numerous venture-backed, public and private real estate companies. As a startup investor, he sits on several boards of growing real estate and mortgage technology organizations, and as an industry practitioner, Garland has acquired, owned and managed portfolios of single-family residential, commercial and development properties across America. During the housing crisis, he worked with key organizations and federal government bodies to create practical solutions for tens of thousands of real estate professionals, including critical short-sale programs instrumental in helping homeowners survive the Great Recession. Garland holds advanced degrees and honors from the Melbourne Business School (MBA), Notre Dame, Oxford and Stanford.