President, North American Rental Division
Empire Communities

Donald Povieng is currently the Co-President for Empire Communities, North American Rental Division, where he leads a vertically-integrated development, construction, and property management team focused on built-for-rent single-family and multifamily rental communities in the US and Canada.

Prior to Empire, Donald served as President, Southern California at Encore Capital Management, a real estate private equity firm where he led land acquisitions and homebuilding operations on for-sale and rental housing communities. Donald’s previous real estate experience included senior management roles at KB Home and Pulte Group where he oversaw teams responsible for land acquisition, entitlements, purchasing, development, and construction. Povieng earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego, as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Povieng is also a licensed general engineering contractor, general building contractor, and real estate broker in California.

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