Mr. Ahl joined the Galesi Group as Director of Development and Marketing and in 2011 was promoted to oversee all of the Galesi Group’s Industrial Parks. David is responsible for real-estate leasing, management and construction within Galesi’s 9 million square foot industrial portfolio. David is also responsible for creating and implementing the Galesi Group’s marketing and promotional strategies. While at the Galesi Group, David has developed and leased facilities to companies within the aerospace, materials processing, light assembly, logistics, and office industries and has managed the construction and renovation of over 1 million square feet of new and existing buildings. He has also initiated a sustainable development program to explore the feasibility of installing renewable energy equipment at the Galesi Group’s industrial facilities.
Prior to joining the Galesi Group, Mr. Ahl served as Deputy Commissioner of the Empire State Development Corporation with direct oversight of the Regional Office and Small Business Divisions. While at Empire State Development David spearheaded a number of high profile economic development projects resulting in the creation and retention of nearly 3,000 jobs for New Yorkers which represented private sector investment in excess of $1 billion.