BOSTON– The Davis Companies announced that Josh Israel has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. A seasoned financial leader in Greater Boston’s real estate community, Israel brings more than 20 years of diversified experience in finance, accounting, private equity investment and investor relations to his new role.
“Josh has long been an invaluable asset to Davis,” said President Stephen Davis. “Looking forward, his financial acumen and breadth of talent will continue to play an instrumental role in propelling our firm’s momentum as we embark upon a new year and the opportunities that it promises to hold.”
Israel joined Davis as Vice President of Finance in 2017 and has expertly led the firm’s debt capital markets team for the last five years. In his new role, Israel is overseeing Davis’s overall financial operations and the implementation of risk management strategies.
“It’s a true privilege to be given this opportunity to lead our finance and accounting team, and to continue working with our outstanding and dedicated investment team at Davis,” said Israel. “I look forward to supporting the firm in charting the path for future growth and to achieving our strategic goals in the years ahead.”
Israel began his career in the Capital Markets group of Massey Knakal Realty (now Cushman & Wakefield) in New York City. Prior to joining Davis, Israel served as the Director of Portfolio and Asset Management for Realty Financial Partners, a Boston-based manager of real estate opportunity funds. Israel also spent five years in commercial banking with Northeast Bank and Admirals Bank, respectively. In these roles, he was involved in sourcing and underwriting in excess of $1 billion of commercial real estate loan originations and acquisitions throughout the U.S.
Israel has a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Stern School at New York University. Israel is an active member of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, which works to provide members with high-quality networking and educational opportunities in the real estate industry.