Chief Financial Officer
“My primary role is to secure financing for our projects. As a developer in a niche business, it’s essential that we identify and partner with the right financing sources.”
Chief Financial Officer Dave Wahn, CPA, manages Isakson Living’s financial operations and opportunities. Dave joined the company in 2002 and has been an integral part of the success of Park Springs and Peachtree Hills Place, Isakson Living’s senior living communities.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dave moved to Marietta, Georgia with his family when he was a middle school student. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.
Dave enjoyed a successful career in large-firm public accounting before joining Isakson Living. “I was first introduced to the real estate industry from a public accounting perspective and was attracted immediately.”
At Isakson Living, Dave is charged with identifying and pursuing sources of finance. He works closely with Managing Partner Andy Isakson to ensure that the financial goals of a proposed project are clearly communicated and pursued. Dave oversees the company’s financial reporting and compliance functions, as well as human resources.
“I enjoy the opportunity to introduce our concept and goals, from a financial point of view, to appropriate sources. Lenders have become increasingly comfortable with the concept of communities that offer a continuum of care, and we like to feel that our success has something to do with that.”
Once financing has been secured, Dave manages the ongoing relationship, ensuring accurate and timely reporting to all stakeholders. “I’m also a resource for Members and their families. In some cases that means meeting with prospective Members to explain the financial model of our communities,” he explains. Dave participates on finance committees at both Park Springs and Peachtree Hills Place, ensuring that Members are fully aware of the fiscal health of their communities and understand how their monthly fees are being used.
“I place a high priority on remaining accessible to Members. We’re willing to do all that’s necessary to provide the information and comfort level they deserve. And for me that includes making sure they understand the dollars and cents involved in operating such extraordinary communities.”
Says Dave, “The vision starts with Andy Isakson, but there’s a great deal of cooperation toward common outcomes.”
Christy and Dave Wahn are the parents of four children and are active in St. Ann’s Church near their East Cobb County home.