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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 four 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.


Under his leadership Cal West Apartments and its predecessor company have mapped thousands of lots, built thousands of homes and apartments, and provided financing for thousands of home buyers and commercial clients. From 2004 to 2020 alone, David Malcolm handled sales, acquisitions, management and loan renegotiations totaling more than $4 billion.


David Malcolm has served on numerous boards of directors, including several public companies. His extensive public service includes having been a City of Chula Vista Councilmember for 10 years, a Port of San Diego Commissioner for seven years, the longest serving California Coastal Commissioner over a period of 12 years and the first-ever appointee to the California Judicial Performance Commission after its creation pursuant to a state ballot measure in 1994.


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. David Malcolm also chaired Board 1 of the San Diego County Assessment Appeals Board. He has served on the boards of directors 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.


David Malcolm 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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