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Charles Davis

Board President

Charles Davis

Charles E. Davis, recipient of the 2019 San Diego Housing Federation Ruby Award for Outstanding Development Partner, is the principal of Urban West Development, which was founded in 1996 specializing in supporting owners, investors and non-profits with the development of real estate. Charles Davis has been in involved in over 800 million dollars in development and construction. Charles experience includes the management of housing, retail, industrial, environmental and commercial projects from acquisition, planning, development, construction and operations. He has over 35 years of experience in community and real estate development which includes feasibility analysis, project budgeting, site selection and acquisition, project consultant/contractor selection and coordination, project monitoring and cost controls, scheduling, change orders management, submittal and pay application systems administrations and project financing.  


His expertise also includes government agency negotiations, regulatory compliance and enforcement and the development, construction and asset management of affordable housing, multi-family housing, senior housing, single family tracts, condominiums and commercial/retail centers.  He has served as Director of Project Development for Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Community Development Officer of the Gaslamp Quarter Association in San Diego, Director of Development at Landgrant Development and partner in the firms of Thompson and Associates and Robinson Development.Charles attended the University of California at Los Angeles School of Engineering and has a Business degree from the University of Redlands. He also studied and completed the Community Economic Development Program at San Diego State University. He is a Licensed California General Building Contractor and is a Member of the Construction Management Association of America.

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