Meet the leadership team behind the Lester and Lester Realty Advisors.
David Lester, President
David’s intimate understanding of the real estate leasing markets stems from his long tenure as a real estate broker. That time also contributes to his views on life and business.
As a real estate broker for more than 30 years, he has seen the best and worst of times. David Lester has seen it all. He has seen everything from economic stagflation and recession to booming real estate markets.
Now, he is known for both being marketing-wise and having principles due to this experience. He also knows how to help his clients plan for long-term success.
David Lester’s Degrees & Real Estate Certifications
- Bachelor of Business Arts degree from Southern Methodist University
- 2001- International Development Research Council in corporate real estate management with the Board Certification for Corporate Real Estate (BCCR).
- 2003- Cornet Global Certification- Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) designation
- 2004- Cornet Global Certification- Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) designation.
David is a member of the Tocqueville Society within the United Way. He is also a board member for the United Way.
David Lester’s personal side
Outside the office, David enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have four kids so they enjoy trips to Disneyworld. Family vacations are also David’s favorite time to look forward to.
David enjoys playing golf and also participates in Ironman competitions and marathons. He’s a member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Mentoring young adults at church every Sunday is part of David’s routine.
In memoriam: Our Founder, Charles Lester Sr., J.D.
David Lester’s father, Charles Lester, Sr., and David Lester began Lester and Lester Realty Advisors in 1982.
Until his passing in 2007, Charles Lester was a guiding force in building the company. Charles also set the professional and personal standards the company still adheres to today.
Charles began his career, as in-house counsel and lead attorney for major corporations. He did that for 25 years after graduating from the University of Louisville School of Law. His corporate career came to an end in New York City after a role as general counsel for Hertz Trucking.
Charles began his real estate career in 1972 with Hank Dickerson & Company. They were a prominent full-service realty firm with offices in Dallas and Houston at the time.
Today Lester and Lester still stands as a tribute today to Charles’ strength, vision, dedication, and integrity.