Dave Cheatham is a co-founder, President and CEO of Accelerated Development, a full-service development platform formed by Velocity Retail Group.
Dave is also the co-founder and Managing Principal of Velocity Retail Group, a full-service commercial brokerage company focused on the needs of retail tenants and owners in the Western US.
In 2005, Dave and his team were recruited by Roger Staubach to form and run the Western Division of Staubach Retail, and from April 2005 through May 2009 Dave was the Executive Vice President and Managing Principal for Staubach Retail Services-West, LLC, and was responsible for the management of Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California. Dave was the Managing Principal for Cypress Equities West, an affiliate company of Staubach. Cypress Equities develops, operates, manages and invests in destination-class retail, residential, mixed-use, and resort properties across the US and offshore, and had over $2 billion in projects with over 6 million square feet under development or management. Dave co-founded Velocity Development Services and was the Principal of this company from April 2005 through April 2009. Velocity Development was focused on multi-site, single-tenant development for retailers across the nation.
Prior to joining Staubach, Dave was a Senior Vice President, and retail broker at CBRE from May 1984 through April 2005. Dave led a top ranked tenant representation team and was the top ranked broker within the retail division during his tenure. CBRE is the world’s premier, full-service real estate services company which operates globally.
Since 2008 Dave has been the Chairman of the Board for Northrise University (NU), a Christ-centered University which endeavors to inspire educational hope in the lives of many Zambian youths. NU began operations in January 2004 and is the first nationally recognized private university in Zambia. NU now has a four-year degree program which includes Information Technologies, Theology and soon Agriculture. As the Chairman, Dave is active in fund raising and advising the university on growth and development for the future.
Dave is considered an authority in providing comprehensive real estate and consulting services and is well known across the country as a leading expert in the leasing of power centers and lifestyle centers. He is frequently called upon to advise shopping center owners on design, leasing and marketing. His expertise is also to provide direction for the myriad of leading Fortune 500 retailers he has worked with over the years in achieving their corporate expansion objectives.