David Yankey

Senior Director


B.S. Science Technology & Society - Innovation & Organization
Stanford University


Civic Involvement

Wholesome Wave Georgia Board
Watkins Award Executive Alumni Board


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David operates in a variety of roles for Carter with responsibilities ranging from leasing and development of existing projects to acquisitions of new projects. 

David is responsible for overseeing leasing at The MET, Carter’s 1.1 million square foot, century-old adaptive reuse project in Atlanta, Georgia. David also works with the development team on capital projects and asset management team to develop leasing strategy for the MET. In addition to The MET, David supports acquisitions of multifamily land across the Southeast. 

David has a unique background that is useful in serving Carter’s clients by finding solutions to suit their needs. Before joining Carter, David was a two time All-American at Stanford University and went onto play in the National Football League. Over four seasons, he played almost every position on the offensive line – a position that requires high levels of communication and teamwork. David was a member of the Minnesota Vikings from 2014-2015 before joining the Carolina Panthers from 2016-2017.

David was born in Sydney, Australia. He frequently visits his extended family who continue to live there. In his spare time, David enjoys watching sports and continues to lead an active lifestyle with his wife, Alex, in the Atlanta area.