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David Dworkin

June 9, 2017

David Dworkin is the Managing Partner of LLD Enterprises and a Partner in JADD Management where he performs a wide range of asset management, acquisitions and development functions. In addition to overseeing portfolio leasing, he also leads the firm’s investment strategy and execution by sourcing real estate opportunities and overseeing the underwriting, negotiation and closing of transactions.

In 2013 Dworkin was part of a group of investors who purchased the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Sacramento Kings. His ownership interest in the Kings reconnected his family with the NBA team that was formerly known as the Rochester Royals and owned and coached by a Hall of Fame relative, Lester Harrison, until 1958.  Of the 8 remaining original NBA teams, the Dworkins are currently the only NBA owners whose family ownership in their original team predates the founding of the NBA.

In 2015 David and his wife Wendy purchased the Rochester Rhinos. The Rhinos are the only non-MLS team to have won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup since the formation of Major League Soccer (MLS). The Club was rebranded as Rochester New York Football Club (RNY FC) in 2021 and was invited to join twenty Major League Soccer teams in a new league called MLS NEXT PRO which debuted in 2022 with 21 teams and expanded to 28 teams in 2024.

Dworkin was the recipient of the 2000 Rochester Business Journal’s prestigious 40 under 40 award. Dworkin was also recognized in 2003 as the New York State Commercial Realtor of Year by the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR). Dworkin received the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Rochester Area NYSCAR Chapter Meritorious Service Award as well as receiving NYSCAR’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, the youngest recipient to ever be so honored. In 2006 Syracuse University honored Dworkin and his wife Wendy as its Most Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year. In 2013 Dworkin and his wife Wendy were honored by The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester with the Tikkun Olan (Repairing the World) Award. This award recognizes individuals, families and foundations dedicated to making a difference in the World and in the Rochester Community. In 2016 Mr. Dworkin was inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall Fame and in 2019 The Syracuse University Alumni Club of Rochester recognized Dworkin and his wife Wendy with their Community Service Award.

Mr. Dworkin is a charter member and past State President of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors and was the Founding President of its Rochester Area Chapter, a position he held for 3 years. In 2006 Mr. Dworkin received a two year New York State legislative appointment to serve as a member of the New York Board of Real Estate and has been reappointed every two years thereafter.

Dworkin is the Immediate Past Chair of Greater Rochester Enterprise and a former member of both the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors and the State University of New York at Brockport Foundation Board. He is a board member of the Champion Academy, Allendale Columbia School, the past chair of the John F. Wegman Foundation and former Co-Chair and founding board member of the Young Leaders Club of the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.  Dworkin is a former board member of two not for profit community development housing corporations; Northwest Development Corporation and Housing Opportunities where he served as board Vice Chair and Treasurer.

Dworkin attended Syracuse University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and New York University where he earned a Masters of Science Degree in Real Estate.