David Canta is currently Principal at Avison Young in Romania & Czech Republic and part of the firm’s European Committee. He has recently coordinated the company’s newest office opening in the Czech Republic and has been very involved in Avison Young’s broader expansion in the CEE region.
He is also a partner in a number of complementary businesses with activity in the coworking, facility management and project management sector. The combined team of the group is over 170 people.
In 2017, Canta co-founded Commons, a company developing coworking offices curated to spark collaboration, offering entrepreneurs and growth-stage companies a flexible, affordable place to scale their business. Canta strongly believes in the company’s growth potential, which already has three spaces in Bucharest.
In 2018, he acquired Facilitec, a facility and property management platform offering a full range of services for office, industrial and residential projects. The company is investing heavily in technology and proprietary tools to develop integrated best in class solutions for asset owners as well as for occupiers.
In 2020, a natural step was to venture into the design and construction management business. He partnered up with Optim, the market leader in project management in SEE.
David is one of the most regarded advisors in the market, and during his career, he led several landmark mandates in the office and industrial property sectors. While developing his practice, he has helped facilitate transactions on behalf of leading FMCG companies as well as IT, advertising, finance, retail, outsourcing and logistics firms.
David Canta holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Griffiths School of Management, where he graduated first in his class. He also attended the executive course in Corporate and Strategic Management at London School of Economics.
He also spent eight years studying classical music and plays piano and guitar.
Outside of work, David Canta is very passionate about sports, having received a basketball scholarship to play in the USA.
Nowadays, he spends his free time following international politics, finance and most recent innovations in the market, business, startups and technology.
David is married to Corina and together they have 2 daughters and a son.