David Yun, a self-made Entrepreneur team lead of the Eighty8 group, passed away in a tragic car accident in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, August 31. David was a real-estate developer who was an expert in luxury/residential homes, condos, and income properties. He was a multi-award-winning agent on a team that had ranked second globally.
Who was David Yun?
David started his business when he was sixteen years old. He founded His first company, Small Empire, in the 90s, a chain of skate shops and a skate park. David promoted skateboarding even when skateboarding was banned in public spaces. He built skate parks in Chelsea Piers and Central Park in New York City.
David started in real estate and founded Eighty8 Group in Los Angeles. His profound dedication and enthusiastic efforts made his company one of the country’s top-performing teams in less than a decade. He was named one of the Top 100
Real estate Agents in LA Business Journal were mentioned in the Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends List many times. He became top half of the top 1% of all real estate professionals in the country. He was invited to deliver a speech at Zillow and Compass events nationwide.
David loved his family. He once sold his business to spend quality time with his two sons, Lucas and Zeke. He loved to spend time with his family. Apart from his family, he was known for his love of eating, traveling, skiing, and golfing with his sons.
David was loved by all who knew him. He was an excellent negotiator, working with buyers and sellers enthusiastically and seriously. He protected his client’s interests with great care. Everyone who came to know him was impressed by his charisma and warm personality.
What happened to David Yun?
He was met with a car accident in Santa Monica, CA California. Witnesses at the scene reported hearing tire screeching sounds and a collision. His car collided with another vehicle. The Medical Response team and local authorities came to his aid, but their efforts could not prevail as he was fatally wounded. Investigation into the accident is underway. Early research suspects neglectful driving was the cause of the accident.
However the accident may have occurred, it left the community of California shocked and aggrieved nonetheless. He is remembered and mourned by family, friends, and community members whose lives David touched with his smile and warmth.
A social media user, Playstaysion, wrote: “Wow David. Can’t believe you are gone.. the world is missing a great person; but mostly your family is tragically without you now.”
David Yun’s Obituary and Funeral
His formal Obituary was released, sharing his phenomenal life with everyone, and the friends and loved ones are welcome to come together and celebrate his life on Thursday, September 7, from 1-2 pm at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park in Westwood, California.
The family has also requested the guests to consider donating in memory of David as he used to donate to charities for children, entrepreneurship, people experiencing homelessness, and anyone struggling.
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.