Serving the DC Metro Area (703) 591-0345

Our Team

Leonard Adler, Founder and Chairman of the Board

Leonard AdlerKnown for his great vision and leadership skills, he is a self-made millionaire and an experienced real estate entrepreneur. An accomplished Team Leader whose business portfolio is as diverse as it is large, Mr. Adler is known and respected by real estate leaders and professionals throughout the area as a "rain-maker" and creative financier.

Daniel S. Adler, President

Daniel AdlerA 1988 graduate of The University of Virginia School of Engineering, Dan leads Adler Financial Group by facilitating new deals and by focusing on operations, finance and project management. As a Team Leader, he "turns concepts into cash flow," following through to the final distribution.

David P. Mescall, Chief Financial Officer

David MescallA Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the Executive MBA program at Northeastern University, Mr. Mescall also holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College. Combining his background in Investment Banking and Public Accounting is critical to structuring, negotiating and monitoring the Firm's acquisitions and mezzanine loans and maximizing the Firm's resources.

Bob Gottschalk, General Counsel

Bob GottschalkPrior to joining the Adler Financial team, Bob was a partner with the law firm of Ain & Bank, P.C. in Washington, DC where he was recognized as an accomplished business law professional. Bob’s reputation for diligence, perseverance, and sound business judgment earned him the honor of being named as one of the DC Metro Area’s Outstanding Young Lawyers (Washington Post Magazine). Bob graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1998 and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois (inactive).

John Burns, Project Manager

John BurnsFollowing past positions in private equity and investment management, John joined the Adler Financial team to manage the group's real estate ventures. Additionally, John works heavily in business development and financial analysis for the Adler Private Lending division. John holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Virginia.

Carol Johnson, Accountant

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Dorothy Ames, Office Manager

Mary Dutton

Our Projects

  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Office Buildings
  • Industrial Parks
  • Retail Shopping Centers
  • Multi-Family Mixed Use