Dave Gibbons serves as CEO of Elberon Development Group, a family commercial real estate business that owns and operates approximately 2 million square feet of commercial industrial space in northern New Jersey. Dave oversees all aspects of the company, including capital allocation, asset management, financial analysis, personnel, and strategic planning, with a particular focus on acquisitions, construction, and development.
Prior to becoming President of Elberon Development Group in 2011, Dave served as a Partner for Seagis Property Group, an entity that owns and operates over 8 million square feet, including approximately 2 million square feet in New Jersey. Dave oversaw the firm’s New Jersey office, with responsibility for acquisitions, leasing, development, and construction.
As a real estate investor over the past 20 years, Dave has led the leasing of over 5 million square feet of commercial space, and acquisitions totaling approximately 2.5 million square feet. He also has led the ground-up development of over 2 million square feet, and supervised construction projects totaling over $250 million.
Dave is a board member of Kean University, Choose New Jersey, and NJ-NAIOP, a 700-member, state- wide commercial real estate trade organization, where he currently serves as president of the board of trustees. He also is a member of the Cornell Law School Advisory Board. He has served as a director or trustee for several other boards throughout his career, including First Bank, Synergy Bank, and Trinitas Hospital. He served as Chairman of the board of four different organizations: Synergy Bank, Newark Legacy Charter School, Elizabeth Development Company, and the YMCA of Eastern Union County. Dave obtained a BS in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and JD from Cornell Law School.