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David Malcolm


After earning his real estate license while still in high school, David Malcolm earned his broker’s license and never looked back. Over five decades, he has built an enviable career, while earning the highest commercial real estate designation (CCIM) and graduating from the Harvard Business School Presidents Program. He is a periodic guest lecturer at both Harvard and Stanford Business Schools.


He has been published and cited on a wide variety of topics including business leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropy and small business in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, World Financial Review, Tech Times, LA Weekly and San Francisco Examiner.


David Malcolm has served on numerous boards of directors, including public companies Giant Group, Aegis Communications, ATC Communications and Payphone. He has also served on the boards of the American Cancer Society San Diego, Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate at San Diego State University, First International Bank of San Diego, People’s Bank, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., Scripps Institution of Oceanography and South Bay Family YMCA.


His extensive public service includes serving as City of Chula Vista Councilmember for 10 years, Port of San Diego Commissioner for seven years, California Coastal Commissioner for 12 years and the first-ever appointee to the California Judicial Performance Commission.


David Malcolm has been a steadfast advocate for solutions to reduce homelessness. For 31 years, he served on the Board of Directors of St. Vincent de Paul Management (part of Father Joe’s Villages), four years as Chairman.


He is current Chairman of the Lincoln Club of San Diego Political Action Committee and a member of the Board of Directors for San Diego Christian College, as well as a five-year member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego YPO Gold Chapter.

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