David's real estate practice is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and extends over most of Wake County and the Triangle. Over the past nine years (2012 through 2020), David has helped more clients close on homes than any other agent in his firm. Since joining Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, he has assisted clients in over $170,000,000 worth of real estate transactions. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, David was named to the Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists as one of the 'Top Real Estate Agents' in the Triangle, and REAL Trends named him to its 'America's Best Agents' list in 2017, 2018 and 2020. Counting by number of homes sold or by sales volume, David is perennially among the top one-half of one percent of all agents in the Triangle across all firms. He has been profiled by both the News & Observer and the Triangle Business Journal, and he is frequently quoted in news stories concerning real estate as it relates to the public school assignment system in Wake County. The News & Observer honored David's contributions to North Carolina when it named him Tar Heel of the Week in 2010.
A longtime resident of Raleigh and customer of the firm, David chose Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty after a 20-year career in the performing arts. As President and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony for more than a decade, David oversaw the Symphony’s role in the openings of Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh and the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park in Cary, as well as the introduction of Grant Llewellyn as the Symphony’s fifth music director. Prior to relocating to Raleigh and making it his permanent home in the late 1990s, David resided in Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Worth, Texas; Syracuse, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Homewood, Illinois; Spokane, Washington; and San Francisco, California.
David grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics at Harvard. David is married to Miranda Yeager, an executive in the health care industry, and they live inside the beltline in Raleigh. David’s daughter is a senior at Enloe High School and is active in musical theater. When they are not working, you are most likely to find them rooting for the Carolina Hurricanes or Alabama Crimson Tide football, enjoying a live performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center or Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill, or trying out one of the Triangle’s newest restaurants.