David Lichtenstein is Chairman and CEO of Lightstone, which he founded in 1988. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the acquisition, financing and management of the company’s diverse portfolio. Mr. Lichtenstein was appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. The NYCEDC is New York City’s primary economic development vehicle. Mr. Lichtenstein is a founder of the Friendship House, an organization that provides housing for families of sick children and adults in the Greater New York City area.