David co-founded Zocalo spurred by a commitment to development that balanced investment returns, community impact and environmental respect.
David focused on downtown development as soon as he arrived in Denver in 1990. David’s first project was the Lofts over the Wynkoop Brewery. Since the Wynkoop, David established the vision for historic conversions such as the Downtown Denver and Downtown San Diego Courtyards by Marriott, which utilized the Historic Investment Tax Credit. In Denver, David was one of the first developers to work through, develop and sell deed-restricted, for-sale units at Silver State Lofts, a program that codified in the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. As a LEED-Accredited Professional, David oversees all aspects of project development and management to ensure they meet project specifications, budgets and timelines. He received the Denver Business Journal’s Developer of the Year award for 2012.
David received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1990. He is interim board chair of the State Housing Board and was chairman of the board of directors of community jazz station KUVO and Co-Chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Housing Council. David co-founded the University of Denver’s Affordable Housing Conference and co-chaired the Conference’s first five years.
David has an appointment to Mayor Hancock’s Task Force on Affordable Housing. He received the Affordable Housing Leader of the Year Award for 2006 from the Denver chapter of the Enterprise Foundation.