Dave Foster

President, BDP Impact Real Estate


As President of BDP Impact Real Estate, Dave leads the organization’s work to develop innovative real estate and financing models in communities across the country. Dave was formerly the Principal of Real Estate at Community Solutions where he led the development and management of real estate projects for seven years. He has more than 15 years of social impact real estate development experience across the US and overseas.

From 2008-2014, he served as the president of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, a non-profit economic development corporation in Camden, NJ, where he oversaw more than $350M in new investment in the community. Prior to his work in Camden, Dave was an attorney in the real estate department at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and also worked for a large real estate development company in China.

His military service includes duty as an infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division, a posting in the Pentagon, and a combat tour in Afghanistan. Dave received his BA from Washington & Lee University and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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