David Bender

David Bender
Chairman

David joined the family business of Blake Construction Co., Inc. in 1983, and served in numerous positions including Field Supervisor, Project Manager, and Vice President of the construction division. He then moved to the real estate division in 1987, having vast experience in property management, project management and field construction of commercial development/construction.

David brings a third generation of the Bender’s family leadership to the management of the company, and together with the Executive Vice President sets management policy and develops the strategic business plan for the ongoing and future success of the Real Estate Division.

Professional Accreditations and Awards:

  • Past President, Golden Triangle BID, Board Member
  • Past President, Apartment and Office Building Association
  • Member, D.C. Builders Association
  • Member Board of Directors, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Member, Washington Board of Trade
  • Member, Greater Washington Commercial Board of Trade
  • Former Director, Jewish Community Center of Rockville
  • Member Board of Trustees, National Building Museum
  • Former Director, Jewish Community Center of Rockville
  • Member Board of Directors, Downtown BID
  • Former Member, Young Presidents Organization – DC Chapter
  • Vice President, Bender Foundation, Inc.
  • Recipient of The Sydney Glassman Award, 2007

David is an avid golfer; he loves basketball and football. As vice president of the Bender Foundation, Inc., he is responsible for numerous charitable causes namely:

  • Washington Hospital Foundation
  • Wisconsin Alumni DC Chapter
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
  • Jewish Social Service Agency
  • Jewish Foundation for Group Homes