David Cleghorn

Senior Vice President of Real Estate
Development HELP USA
New York, NY

David Cleghorn joined HELP USA in 2012 as the Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development for HELP USA. He oversees all components of real estate development from pre-development through asset management and manages relationships with funders, investors and other interested parties. He is a key member of the Central Leadership Team at HELP USA, participating in ongoing organizational planning and strategy, and has been integral in the organization’s expansion through developments for LGBT seniors in the Bronx, and veterans and family housing in Philadelphia, Buffalo, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and New York City. David has a strong background in community-based real estate development, with a focus on affordable housing. Prior to HELP USA, he served for five years as Vice President of Development at Diamond & Associates in Philadelphia, developing over 900 units of affordable housing. He has also served as Real Estate Development Director for New Kensington CDC in Pennsylvania and Community Real Estate Developer at Project H.O.M.E. in Pennsylvania, among other positions in Baltimore and Indiana. He has a Masters of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and received his bachelor’s degree from Earlham College.