David Smith started at HCP in 2002. He runs the company's Columbus, Ohio office which includes asset management, acquisitions and development for the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. The Columbus office currently manages over 7M SF of industrial properties.
David initially oversaw the development of Midlink Business Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He led the redevelopment of this 340-acre facility into a mixed-use business park with two state-of-the-art multi-tenant industrial buildings, totaling 1.6M SF, and an 88-acre build-to-suit industrial zone. He secured a Renaissance Zone designation from the state of Michigan to provide tenants with tax incentives. He continues to oversee the site's surplus land projects which include a 38-acre office campus and 41-acre retail center.
Prior to joining HCP, David was part of the product and business development team at Crane Products, which was part of Crane Plastics, a $300M business known nationally for its pioneering work in the field of plastic and wood-composite extrusions. Before his employment at Crane, David was part of the business development team at Fitch Inc., one of the world's most renowned product development firms. David established successful relationships for Fitch with leading companies such as Reebok and Sony and initiated a long-term multi-million dollar joint venture between Fitch and what was then GE Plastics. David graduated from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, with a degree in Business. He is a board member of Lakeside for Children and Kalamazoo County Drug Treatment Court.