David L. Nelson
Vice President Development
As Vice President, Development for Core5, David is charged with the development of speculative and build-to-suit warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facilities in the southeast. His expertise includes site selection, land development and building construction with responsibilities ranging from due diligence, entitlements, and site development to the design and construction of vertical building development and tenant construction.
A real estate expert with over 22 years’ experience in design, construction and development, David has built over 12 million square feet of industrial space across the United States and Mexico. He joined Core5 in June of 2015 from Public Storage where he was charged with strategic positioning and development of new facilities throughout the southeastern United States. Additional prior experience includes 13 years with IDI Gazeley (formerly IDI) where he developed manufacturing, distribution and warehouse space in various markets throughout the US and Mexico. David started his career for Choate Construction as a project manager in their industrial division and eventually functioned in a dual role as division manager for their concrete division.
David is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia (currently KSU), where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction. As a youth, he earned the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America — a feat only accomplished by 2 percent of the Boy Scout membership. He is currently active as an Assistant Cub Master.