Equal to our commitment to design and develop innovative and dynamic best in class environments, is our dedication to deliver a nurturing, safe and inspirational suite of services and programming.
FOUNDER AND MANAGING PRINCIPAL
BARDAS was founded and is led by David Simon. During his 30-year career as a commercial real estate developer, operator and investor, David Simon has been involved in more than $10 billion in transactions, partnering with both high-profile public real estate companies and private equity firms. In 2018, David founded BARDAS Investment Group, fulfilling his vision of a real estate development and investment firm focused on the creative office sector.
Forward thinking in his endeavors, David places a great deal of consideration into the environments he develops and is passionate about creating spaces where users feel inspired, collaborative and more productive.
He’s spent the past 15 years specializing in creative office development and redevelopment that prioritizes user experience by incorporating a strong sense of hospitality, design and attention to detail. Through his thoughtful and innovative redevelopment strategies, David consistently creates value in the commercial real estate space, focusing on top-tier markets in gateway west coast cities. Fueled by his acute vision and foresight, David excels at identifying markets that are ripe for growth. By recognizing underlying fundamentals that are not always apparent to competitors, he has opened doors to many successful projects in Southern California and was one of the key catalysts for the commercial office explosion in Hollywood, California.
His projects have been recognized by the Urban Land Institute, the Los Angeles Conservancy and the Southern California Development Forum. In addition to David’s expertise in finding the best market solutions for his tenants and investors, his unique understanding of the media and entertainment space has led him to develop some of the most high-profile projects in the Hollywood market.
David holds a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, vice chair of the board for Oakwood School, board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, former board member of Alternative Living for the Aging, and founded the Simon Family Drug Research Fund at the University of Alabama.