David Ward

David Ward

Meet David

For over 33 years, David has been one of the leading retail brokers and development consultants in the market  with extensive experience in shopping center leasing, tenant representation, land acquisition and retail/mixed use planning and development.  David was named President of H&R in 1997.

In his career David has completed nearly 1000 transactions  with a consideration of over $3B.  Of those, 335 where anchor stores including over 1,000 acres of land sales.

Career Highlights

Tenant Representation:

  • Target – 63 store locations
  • Lowe’s – 23 store locations
  • Giant Food – 18 store locations
  • Hobby Lobby – 15 store locations
  • Staples – 28 lease transactions
  • PetSmart – 29 separate lease transactions

Landlord Representation: Ground Up Leasing and Development/Re-development Projects:

  • The Boro – Tysons, VA
  • Riverdale Park Station – Riverdale Park, MD
  • Art Place at Fort Totten – Washington, DC
  • Monroe Street Market – Washington, DC
  • Shops at Stonewall – Gainesville, VA
  • Stafford Marketplace – Stafford, VA
  • Laurel Lakes Centre (acquisition and re-development) – Laurel, MD
  • Battlefield Marketplace (acquisition and development) – Leesburg, VA
  • Bailey’s Crossroads SC (acquisition and re-development) – Bailey’s Crossroads, VA


Education, Affiliations & Achievements

  • B.S., Finance, Towson University
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Membership Committee, ChainLinks Retail Advisors
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Winner, 2019 Retail Transaction of the Year – Pinstripes, Halley Rise – Commercial Real Estate Brokers Assoc. of Greater Washington, DC
  • Winner, 2018 Retail Project/Lease – Costco, Mill Station – Baltimore Business Journal
  • Board of Directors, The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland
  • Winner, 2015 Best Real Estate Deals – Whole Foods Market, The Boro – Washington Business Journal
  • Named one of the “40 under 40” by Baltimore Business Journal, 2003
  • Named one of the “Business People to Watch” by Washington Business Journal, 2001

Volunteer Experience

  • Post Trustee, Boy’s Latin School of Maryland