According to multiple reports today, Delhaize Group, which owns Food Lion and Bottom Dollar Food, has hired an investment bank to assist in the possible sale of its Sweetbay and Harveys brands in the U.S. Sweetbay, which is in Delhaize’s Hannaford division, operates 72 stores in Florida. Harveys is in the Food Lion division and operates 73 stores, mostly in Georgia.
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David has been a member of the Equity Retail Brokers team since 2010. He leases high-quality shopping centers, represents select retail clients and sells vacant bank properties. He is known for his expertise in the grocery industry, and his blog – Running with Equity Retail – is read by industry professionals and shopping center owners. David is a member of Virginia Tech’s Blackwood Program in Real Estate Advisory Board, and an active member of the Retail Brokers Network.
David has a unique and diverse background that has proven to be a great asset to Equity Retail and its clients. Prior to his work in real estate, he was a senior communications and marketing executive in the sports and finance industries. In addition, he served as the chief executive for non-profit, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. At 29 years old he was named executive director of USTA/Eastern, Inc., which made him the youngest chief executive to ever lead a section of the U.S. Tennis Association. Three years later he co-founded The Tennis Network.
In 2001 David moved to Philadelphia from New York, and after serving as executive director of Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, he became the Vice President of Communications for Advanta Corp., a publicly traded financial institution in suburban Philadelphia.
David is a professional emcee, an active volunteer for the United States Tennis Association’s Middle States section, and a member of the Lower Salford Township (PA) Planning Commission.
A 1989 graduate of Bryant University in Rhode Island, David is best known for his ability to develop and maintain strong relationships. As a result, he has an excellent network of colleagues and friends in a variety of industries and organizations.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson: Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Professional Affiliations: ICSC, Retail Brokers Network, Capital Markets Real Estate