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. 

Who we are

David Simon


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.

David Simon
Echelon - Who we are

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.


Fusing his experience in both retail and hospitality arenas via Prevail Productions, Ross Klein is known for developing, positioning and re-imagining world-class brands including, Neuehouse, Harry & David, W Hotels, aloft hotels, St. Regis Hotels, Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren and Faded Glory to name a few. While President of Starwood’s Luxury Brands Group, with gross revenues exceeding $1 billion, Ross was named one of the Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Top Innovators, and has received the Courage in Business Award from the NLGCC as well as being recognized as a tastemaker in the industry. Design partnerships in interiors and architecture included noted collaborations with international firms including David Rockwell, Clodagh, Patrick Joain, Ricardo Bofil and Charles Gwathmey.

As the Strategic Director for IMAGINATION the Americas, Ross had the privilege of working on many iconic brands including: Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, The Lincoln Motor Company, Canon and CUSP/Neiman-Marcus amongst many in the Luxury Segment. Prevail Productions is headquartered in an iconic 1936 Paul R. Williams building on Sunset Boulevard which he has renovated and redesigned and were his studio designs and develops his international hospitality and luxury brand design and development for his clients.

Prevail is exclusively engaged with BARDAS as the ECHELON Brand Development Partner.

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