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David Alade

Co-founder, Century Partners

DavidDavid Alade Alade is the co-founder of Century Partners. The company’s mission is to facilitate holistic community revitalization through sustainable residential housing development and property management, grassroots community outreach and advocacy, and core competency development and empowerment through the arts. Under Alade’s leadership, Century Partners has rehabbed more than 30 housing units in Detroit’s neighborhoods and developed innovative ways for Detroiters to fiscally benefit from the city’s revitalization.

Alade, a native of New York, previously worked on Wall Street, where he provided an array of secured financing solutions for consumer finance companies. He also previously served as an investment banker for Barclays Capital Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities, where he facilitated over $100 billion in financing for midsize to Fortune 500 companies, including for the finance arms of General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., and FCA US LLC. Alade earned a degree in urban studies and economics from Columbia University.