DAVID W. LEY
David W. Ley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southern Methodist University in 1992. While at SMU he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Mr. Ley began his career in real estate in 1992 by learning valuable construction experience while working for a contractor in Miami, FL after Hurricane Andrew. In 1994, he began working in land development with his uncle Robert M. Ley. Together they developed over $100,000,000 of commercial and residential property, including such communities as Woodforest, Spring Park, and Plantation at Woodforest. In 2001, he merged his company with his cousin, Michael L. Wilson, to form Ley Wilson Development, LLC. Under Mr. Ley’s and Mr. Wilson’s leadership, Ley Wilson Development, LLC has developed over 800,000 square ft of commercial retail projects, which include such tenants as Burlington, Lowe’s, Petsmart, Albertsons, Ross Dress for Less, JcPenney, Marshalls, Best Buy, Staples, Darden Restaurants, Chase Bank and Starbucks to name a few. Ley Wilson Development has also developed and sold over 1,500 single family lots to fifteen national home builders in such communities as Woodforest, Forest Point, Plantation Trails, Clear Brook Landing and Carpenter’s Landing. Ley Wilson Development’s largest and most active project is New Forest. New Forest is a 1,500 acre master planned community in East Harris County that Mr. Ley and Mr. Wilson created in 2002. At completion New Forest will have over 2,000 homes, 1,500,000 square feet of retail development, 5 schools, 1,000 units of apartments, and 1,000,000 square feet of medical and office space.
Mr. Ley has been an Association Board Member of the YMCA of Greater Houston since 2000. While on the YMCA Board, he has served as Chairman of the Program Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Properties Committee, and Division Leader of the YMCA Partners of Youth Scholarship Campaign. He is a founding member of the Bayou City Club. Mr. Ley is an a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Ley also is an active member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
Mr. Ley enjoys spending time with his family at his lake house in Austin, Texas. He also enjoys fishing, reading and traveling in his spare time.