Charles L. "Chip" Davidson, III

Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Brookdale Responsibilities – Mr. Davidson is responsible for the formulation and implementation oversight of Brookdale's investment and disposition strategies, monitoring of existing investments, and tracking of economic, real estate and capital markets trends.

Professional Experience – Prior to founding Brookdale in 1994, Mr. Davidson spent 16+ years with Houston-based real estate company Hines, where he was the Executive Vice President/Regional Partner responsible for oversight of all investment, development, property management, leasing and asset management activities in Hines’ Southeast Region.

Education – Mr. Davidson holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Memberships and Civic Involvement – Mr. Davidson is a current member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) and is active in several other industry organizations including the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He has addressed numerous real estate groups and conferences and has been a visiting lecturer at educational institutions including Yale University’s School of Management, Harvard Business School, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, the Georgia Tech Graduate College of Management, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

In addition, Mr. Davidson has held leadership roles with numerous local and regional community organizations, and is a founder and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph’s Mercy Foundation, a past member of the Georgia State Properties Commission, a former Chairman of the Board of Visitors and former member of the Board of Trustees of Davidson College, a current member of the Shepherd Center Board of Trustees, a current member of the Honorary Board of Trinity House Community Ministries and a current member of the Finance Committee of Northside United Methodist Church.


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