Catching Up

Deans Award, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

David R. Froelke is currently senior vice president of the Related Companies, responsible for managing a mixed use collection of properties that include Time Warner Center in New York City, CityPlace in West Palm Beach, and Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi. He also has executive responsibilities for Columbus Sponsorship, the company’s business unit tasked with developing sponsorship and experiential opportunities across its national portfolio.

Previously, David served in managerial roles for the Westfield Corp. Inc., Urban Retail Properties Inc., and The Charles E. Smith Companies. He has been credited with developing major commercial, retail and shopping centers in Chicago (North Bridge), Los Angeles (Century City), Arlington (Crystal City) and Boston (Copley Place).

After spending 14 years as a board member for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, David joined the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1998. In addition, David has lectured at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and participates in several programs offered by Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, including its Mentorship and Alumni Advantage programs.