10 Outstanding Women Leaders: Cappy Daume: Agile Learning, Forward-Thinking and A Relentless Work Ethic

Cappy Daume

BOSTON–Cappy Daume is an industry leader and is recognized as one of Boston’s top real estate professionals.

As a Managing Director and Head of Asset Management of The Davis Companies (TDC), a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management firm based in Boston, she is responsible for maximizing value within TDC’s real estate portfolio while also serving on the Executive Team and Investment Committee for each of the active funds.

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Through an agile learning skillset, forward-thinking approach, and a relentless work ethic that can only be outclassed by her passion for real estate, Daume has led her team through unprecedented challenges in 2020.

Since the pandemic began, she and her team have remained competitive in the market and have leased over 100,000 SF of office space in the Boston area and have supported the close of the company’s largest value-add real estate fund, Davis Investment Ventures Fund IV, LP, with total equity commitments of US $777.5 million.

Most notably, Daume and her team oversee a wide array of high-profile assets including:

  • The Alewife Research Center in Cambridge, which was recently sold for $332.5 million
  • 88 Black Falcon Pier in Boston’s Seaport District, a redeveloped 376,000 SF waterfront, creative office and urban industrial building
  • Boston Market Terminal in Everett, MA
  • The Quad in Cambridge, a new 10-acre life science, lab and innovation campus
  • The Georgia International Trade Center in Savannah, GA, the Savannah metro area’s latest large-scale Class A industrial park
  • · The Union Trust Building in Pittsburgh, PA
  • · Cityside in Waltham, MA
  • · The Charles Park life science conversion project in East Cambridge, MA, as of the beginning of 2021.

In addition to these assets, Daume and her team oversee a portfolio of 4,000 residential assets in select high growth markets and multiple self-storage projects in the Northeast region.

Daume is a member of GBREB, PREA, NAIOP, NEWIRE and ULI, and has served on numerous leadership boards. She received her Bachelor of Science from Johns Hopkins’ Carey Business School.

The Davis Companies is a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management firm based in Boston, MA with over 40 years of experience. Since its inception, the firm has invested across five market cycles and has developed nearly 14.8 million SF of commercial space and over 4,000 residential units, including ground up new construction, adaptive reuse, and redevelopment across a broad array of asset classes.

Through a value creation approach, the firm’s asset management expertise has earned a reputation for driving property level results through reimagining assets, overseeing capital improvements, proactive leasing, superior operations, and efficient dispositions. TDC is also committed to delivering new developments and enhancing existing assets with careful consideration for the environment. The firm’s management and development experience include delivering nearly 2 million SF of LEED-certified projects, while also integrating ongoing learning and best practices into core operations to set a new standard for real estate.