David Brandenburger majored in urban planning and environmental engineering at MIT. He now works as a commercial real estate broker at Newmark Cornish & Carey Commercial, specializing in office leasing and sales always with an eye for creating a sense of place with the environment in mind. His dad and aunt spent summers in a family home on the lake near Homewood. Unfortunately, just as they were ready to take over in the late 1960s, his grandmother, tired of doing dishes and laundry by hand and maintaining an older cabin, convinced his grandfather they should sell. Fortunately, his family maintained a tie to the Tahoe area and in 1974 purchased Loch Leven Lodge on Donner Lake, the ownership of which he and his brother Garrett recently took over. David feels that the environment and the economy in Lake Tahoe are inextricably linked and in order to improve the environment, we must work to improve economic conditions concurrently. David served on the League’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2021, including a term as board president from 2016 to 2020.