New York City On the heels of expanding its 40+ strong investment sales team with three new Associate Directors only a week ago, Eastern Consolidated announced today that it has added a fourth new professional, David Malekan Esq., Associate Director, who offers an expertise in New York City’s East Village and Lower East Side neighborhoods. 

“We are thrilled that David is coming aboard with his strong legal background and hands-on experience in real estate marketing/management and the restaurant business,” said Daun Paris, president of Eastern Consolidated.  Eastern now employs a total of eight attorneys. 

Prior to joining Eastern, Mr. Malekan (35) was President and Principal of Austin, Texas-based KDR Equities where he was responsible for negotiating, marketing and managing the purchase of an 850,000-square-foot mixed-use site.

Before that, as an accomplished chef and restaurateur, he founded and operated San Marzano, a restaurant nominated by Time Out New York for “Best New Pizza” and a New York Magazine “Critics’ Pick”.  The restaurant eventually boasted multiple locations, including Manhattan and Merrick, Long Island.  Earlier, Mr. Malekan held positions with Roseland, NJ-based Lowensterin Sandler PC in the company’s Insurance Litigation Group, and Goldman Sachs, where he worked as a programmer analyst in the company’s Fixed Income Group.

He earned a BS degree from Binghamton University and a JD from the University of Virginia School Of Law and is licensed to practice both in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Founded in 1981, Manhattan-based Eastern Consolidated is one of the country’s preeminent full-service real estate investment services firms, offering unrivaled expertise in the greater New York marketplace to an impressive worldwide roster of institutional and private investor clients. The 40-person team of brokers, who, combined, offer fluency in 11 languages, come from a wide diversity of entrepreneurial and professional backgrounds.  With annual sales up to $4 billion, Eastern Consolidated focuses on the acquisition, disposition and finance of all types of properties.