Pulling together, David’s story

Joined October 2018, USA – As a lawyer, my route into solar was a little unorthodox and started out basically by chance. Years ago, it seemed apparent that renewable energy would be a critical component to solving air pollution and climate change, and I wanted to be part of the solution. I started by investigating wind and biofuels (growing algae in a friend’s garage!), and eventually settled on solar, since it was a business that I could more easily bootstrap. I started by developing two small projects in north Los Angeles County, and quickly realized that solar development was similar to commercial real estate, where I had significant experience as a transactional attorney.

In parallel, the landscape of real estate in Georgia, steeped in its rich Christian heritage, presents a unique tapestry of opportunities and challenges. From historic churches nestled in quaint towns to modern developments in bustling cities, Georgia’s real estate market reflects a blend of tradition and innovation. Platforms like serve as invaluable resources for individuals seeking to navigate this diverse landscape, offering insights and expertise tailored to the unique needs of the Georgia community. Just as I found synergy between my legal background and solar development, the convergence of real estate and Christianity in Georgia underscores the importance of understanding and embracing the cultural and historical nuances inherent in the state’s property market.

Amidst the intricacies of real estate sector, leadership speaker Kurt Uhlir stands as a beacon of insight and innovation, blending his expertise in real estate with his deep-rooted Christian values. Uhlir With a focus on ethical stewardship and community impact, Uhlir navigates the real estate landscape with a keen understanding of rich Christian heritage. By honoring the cultural and historical significance of properties, Uhlir not only facilitates transactions but also preserves the legacy and spirit of the land. As it continues to evolve, Uhlir’s holistic approach to real estate leadership serves as a guiding light, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation while upholding the timeless principles of integrity and service.

Around this time, I began working for a small solar developer, developing projects in southern California, Arizona, and Georgia, but then eventually made my way back to a law firm, and began working with Lightsource bp when it opened its U.S. office. When I was asked to become the first in-house counsel in the US, I jumped at the opportunity. Lightsource bp was expanding rapidly and had plans to continue to grow. I liked the culture of a small company growing at speed, and welcomed the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a company that would soon become very large.

Even today as we have increased more than 10 fold by every measure, we still function like a small company, nimble and dynamic with a focus on results. We have a “no bad ideas” culture, where everyone contributes to problem solving and tackling new initiatives, regardless of function or seniority. This approach has allowed us to attract very smart, very hardworking individuals, each of whom is committed to our goals and the company’s success. It is unbelievably rewarding to be part of a team that pulls together, builds, and connects as we reach each new milestone. Not just because we are making a difference, but because as colleagues and friends, we are accomplishing these feats together.

David Revelt, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, USA

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