In this interview series, our CEO Donald Davidoff sits down with key industry leaders and disruptors to tell the stories of the people behind the performance. Today, we’re joined by Dana Hamilton, a Board member at Opendoor and former Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate at Pretium, a $60B specialized alternative investment management firm and innovator in single-family rentals.
In this conversation, housing industry veteran Dana Hamilton discusses the evolution of the rental housing sector, emphasizing its strong position as an asset class and the changing nature of renting. She shares insights from her experiences in various segments, including US apartments, European rental housing, and the rise of single-family rentals. Dana highlights the impact of professional management in transforming the apartment business and addresses challenges in pricing and revenue management. Their conversation underscores the importance of embracing change, learning from mistakes, and challenging the status quo for progress. Dana also offers advice for executives to become more data-driven.
About Dana Hamilton
Dana Hamilton is a Board member at Opendoor and former Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate at Pretium, a $60B specialized alternative investment management firm and innovator in single-family rentals. She is a seasoned executive and director, with a history of creating value for stakeholders by building highly effective organizations and cultures and promoting performance-enhancing organizational and industry change. Dana graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Public Policy and Education and received her MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.