David has been active in the Kansas City Real Estate community for more than 30 years, and has negotiated leases on several million square feet of retail space. He has also closed several deals on large tracts of vacant land and directed all phases of development, acquisition, lease negotiations, city approvals, project financing and property management. He has extensive experience remodeling and repositioning shopping centers and enclosed malls.
Some of David’s other significant accomplishments include the planning, development and leasing of Benjamin Plaza, development of Metcalf Commons, and the acquisition of Heritage Square, Douglas Square and Wakarusa Crossroads. David has successfully leased all types of retail projects, from small neighborhood strip centers to enclosed regional malls.
In 1999 David earned the Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In 2009, David earned the Senior Certified Leasing Specialist designation. David has served on the ICSC CLS committee, which promotes standard of conduct and continuing education throughout the industry. David was part of the group that created the current CLS examination and requirements.
Earlier in his career David was associated with Copaken, White and Blitt, one of Kansas City’s prominent development companies. Most notably, David served as Principal, Director of Retail Leasing and Managing Broker.
David is currently a Principal and Managing Broker at KC Commercial Realty Group, and is involved in all aspects of leasing, marketing, property management and development. David is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a licensed Real Estate Broker in Kansas and Missouri.