As Director of Acquisitions, J.D. pursues new development, value add and Class A acquisition opportunities for Drake Development.  J.D. has been involved in many facets of commercial real estate including landlord leasing, green field and value add retail development, incentives (TIF, TDD, CID), investment sales/ acquisitions, and developer representation. J.D. has experience in every phase of the development process, including site evaluation and selection, entitlements, underwriting, public incentive negotiation, leasing and asset disposition. 


Prior to joining the Drake team, JD was with AREA Real Estate Advisors and Christie Development Associates, where he specialized in landlord leasing, site selection, asset disposition and NNN acquisition opportunities for private investors.


J.D is a licensed broker in Kansas and Missouri and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).


J.D. grew up in Fairway, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas. J.D. enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing as well as anything outdoors.