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 25 years’ experience in design, construction and development, David has built over 15 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 Logistics (formerly IDI) where he developed manufacturing, distribution and warehouse space in various markets. David began 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. David and his wife live in Marietta, Georgia with their four sons. David is also an Eagle Scout and continues his scouting experience with his boys by serving as the Cub Master for Pack 815 and Assistant Scout Master with Troop 795. In addition to scouting, David is also very active in youth baseball having been an assistant or head coach on many of his sons’ 30 plus teams.