DAVID B. GEIST
Owner, GF Investments Entities
David Geist is an accomplished entrepreneur, having successfully launched multiple start-up companies specializing in retail real estate development since 1997 and presently is the owner of multiple GF Investments entities. The entities find, acquire and develop real estate typically throughout the middle of the United States. The strategy is not only to buy, develop and sell land and buildings, but also to retain certain properties for long-term gain via ownership of single tenant building retail centers, build-to-suits, and ground leases. Mr. Geist has successfully acquired and/or developed over 125 single tenant buildings, petroleum, restaurant, small multi-tenant retail, large retail and commercial properties in multiple states including several raw land development projects from 5-65 acres in size. His primary focus over the last several years has been developing single tenant, build-to-suit projects.
Mr. Geist has completed projects throughout the Midwest and western central U.S. for many major brands including: Whole Foods Market; Sprouts Farmers Market; Harbor Freight Tools; Conoco; Applebee’s; 7-Eleven; PetSmart; Key Bank; Jiffy Lube; Discount Tire; Salvation Army and many others. GF Investments uses an experienced and proven team of engineers, architects, contractors, lenders and advisors to ensure successful results.
Mr. Geist was born and raised in Kansas and received an Industrial Engineering degree from Kansas State University in 1982. He then joined Conoco, Inc. where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience throughout his 15-year career with them in a variety of positions ranging from construction, transportation, real estate and business development.
Vice President/General Counsel
Milton Geist joined GF Investments in the fall of 2016 and has become an integral part of the team. He graduated from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in 2013 with a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics. Following his undergraduate education, he then graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law in 2016. During his law school career he used internships with GF Investments, David Hicks Lambert Brokerage and PDC Energy, Inc. to broaden his experience and knowledge in multiple industries.
Milton continues looking forward to gaining more knowledge and expertise in the real estate industry while helping GF Investments grow and promote its success into the future. He is currently overseeing projects in Colorado, Kansas and California and looking forward to finding the next one.