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David De La Rosa

Founder and Managing Partner, Brava Management

David has extensive experience in commercial real estate having advised the largest real estate investors and operators in North America. At Brava, an advisory and investment firm, he is focused on emerging real estate trends, including food and community infrastructure that serves both private and public sectors.

David De La Rosa

Founder and Managing Partner, Brava Management

David has extensive experience in commercial real estate having advised the largest real estate investors and operators in North America. At Brava, an advisory and investment firm, he is focused on emerging real estate trends, including food and community infrastructure that serves both private and public sectors.

Prior to forming Brava, David was a Senior Vice President at Green Street, a leading real estate research and advisory firm, whose clients included several of the largest teachers pension funds in the country. David has been recognized as a leading advocate for REIT best practices and has been quoted in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, El Economista, and REIT Magazine

David received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he received the Robert A. Toigo Foundation Fellowship, TELACU - David C. Lizárraga Fellowship, Pension Real Estate Association Scholarship, and the Vasey Foundation Scholarship. He also completed the International Business Exchange Program at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). The first in his family to attend college, David received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, where he graduated magna cum laude.

He began his career at Honeywell Aerospace followed by Arnold Magnetic Technologies (formerly Magnequench), a specialty materials manufacturer, where he held operations management and business development roles. He later joined the Housing Authority City of of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) where he worked closely with the Section 8 Program leadership team.

David resides in Southern California with his two children Diana and Daniel. He also advises Genos Company, his family’s construction business, which was founded over 25 years ago in Palm Springs. On his free time, he is an avid follower of wellness, mindfulness, and boxing.


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Who We Are

The Chef Ann Foundation is dedicated to promoting whole-ingredient, scratch-cooking in schools. Scratch-cooking enables schools to serve the healthiest, tastiest meals so that kids are well-fed and ready to learn.

Our Mission

Ensure that school food professionals have the resources, funding and support they need to provide fresh, healthy, delicious, cook from scratch meals that support the health of children and our planet.

Why School Food Matters

American kids start their life-path in K–12 schools where they learn the skills necessary to thrive & meet their potential. While the country debates the best ways to teach them math, science & English, we spend little to no time on food & nutrition.

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