David E. Weiss is Executive Vice President & General Counsel, a position he assumed in 2010. He had been Senior Vice President since 2006, and General Counsel since 2003. His management of the legal aspects of the Company's day-to-day operations includes real estate, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, litigation, commercial financing transactions, insurance and risk management and general corporate matters. Mr. Weiss is a member of the Company's executive and enterprise risk management committees and serves as corporate secretary.
Before joining DDR in 1999, Mr. Weiss was a partner with the law firm McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., LPA, in Cleveland.
A former council member for the City of Shaker Heights, Mr. Weiss is a member of the 2004 class of Leadership Cleveland, past president of Family Connections, and former member of the Visiting Committee of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. In addition, he presently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of the Centers for Families and Children and is a member of the Legal Advisory Council for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mr. Weiss also is a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).
Mr. Weiss received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. He is a member of the Cleveland and American Bar Associations, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).