Industry News—September 2020

Industry News

Published September 2020

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Vesta Property Services Announces Appointment of New CEO, Passing of Founder

     Vesta Property Services, at its board meeting Monday, July 20, unanimously approved the appointment of David Surface as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. David was also appointed as a member of the Board. He fills the unexpired term of beloved former Chairman and CEO Frank Surface, who passed away last week. “I speak for the entire leadership team when I say that we are all deeply saddened by my father’s passing,” says David. “However, we look forward to honoring his legacy by continuing to build on the deep culture that he instilled in all of our associates, which is honorable behavior, civility, and superior service to our clients.”    

     David has spent his entire career managing both real estate and private companies. He has been with Vesta since its inception, having previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development, beginning in 2010. During that time, David led the general strategy and numerous acquisitions that helped propel the company to achieve double digit annual growth. Prior to joining Vesta, David was Managing Partner for a real estate finance and development company.

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     During his career, David has arranged both private and public financing for adaptive reuse projects, apartments, and industrial facilities. David has served on the vestry of his church and is past chair of his local YMCA board. David currently serves as Executive Director for Community Assistance Foundation, Inc., a Vesta sponsored 501(c)(3) which provides relief and assistance to communities in need. David is a proud Florida native, a licensed Florida real estate broker, a lifelong boater and holds a B.A. degree in journalism from Washington and Lee University.


Vesta Property Services

Vesta Property Services provides financing, management, and ancillary services to developers of planned unit communities and resident associations in connection with clubhouses, golf courses, and other amenity and infrastructure facilities and commercial real estate management. Vesta employs more than 1,350 associates providing a wide spectrum of services to more than 250,000 residents, tenants, and unit owners. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Vesta has offices located throughout Florida, including Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Daytona Beach, Englewood, Flagler Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Ruskin, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, and Vero Beach. You can learn more about Vesta’s services at