NEW YORK CITY—David I. Robinov has joined Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group as managing director—sales. Robinov joins the firm with over 25 years experience in commercial real estate finance and sales. He will be leading Ackman-Ziff's direct sales effort with a primary role in the retail sales platform. Robinov will also help expand the firm into office building sales and other property types, to complement Ackman-Ziff's hospitality sales practice.

Robinov joins Ackman-Ziff after a previous 20 year career at Eastdil Secured where he was the co-head of its retail transaction team specializing in the recapitalization of major shopping center assets nationwide. For the past 3 years, Robinov served as senior vice president of acquisitions at Acadia Realty Trust where he sourced, analyzed and structured investments in on/off-market retail properties for the REIT and its various opportunity funds.

He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S.E. in Real Estate Finance from the Wharton School and a B.A.S. in Civil Engineering. He has spent many years holding leadership positions in and lecturing for the Real Estate Board of New York, ICSC and the NYU Real Estate School Program.