Dave Naus is a Partner at First Capital Ventures where he plays a strategic advisory role across all investment entities. Naus has an extensive background in real estate and in real estate investment and most recently was the founder of Equity West Investment Partners. Under his guidance, the firm, together with its capital partners, invested over $400 million and acquired office properties in Denver exceeding 3 million square feet, making it one of the largest owners in the Rocky Mountain region.In this role Naus capitalized on attractive, well-located, inefficiently priced real estate. Prior to Equity West Investment, Naus served as Executive Vice President, Real Estate Investments for Equity Office Properties in Chicago, then the nation’s largest NYSE Real Estate Investment Trust and real estate owner. In that capacity, he was responsible for co-managing acquisitions, dispositions, development, real estate joint ventures and M&A underwriting for the company. During his tenure, he engaged in over $15 billion of investment activity under industrial magnate Sam Zell.
Naus continues to serve in multiple Board of Director capacities. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from Indiana University. In 2017, he was recognized by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at his alma mater with its Distinguished Alumni Award in honor of outstanding professional achievements and service.