Meet the Cavan Companies Team
Dedication, Experience and More
Dave Cavan, Founder
Dave Cavan is the Chairman of Cavan Companies since its start in 1974. With a lifetime of developing and managing real estate projects, Dave has been inspiring people to his vision of the southwest, to what working can be like and to what living can be like. He has developed well over three million square feet of commercial office buildings plus multi-family and retail space. This along with numerous raw land improvement in multiple states.
Gary Burton, CEO
Gary Burton, is Chief Executive Officer of Cavan Companies and has over 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, equity capital and business development for private and public companies. He has successfully directed private equity and corporate transactions for start-up, mid stage and profitable organizations. Mr. Burton has senior management experience in the development and hospitality industries and previously worked in private law practice and served as corporate counsel for Ramada Hotels. Gary is a graduate of Arizona State University and earned his law degree at Creighton University.
Douglas Napier, President
Douglas Napier has 30 years of achievements in project development, operational optimization, finance, international operations, law, and organizational growth in for-profit and non-profit industries. His involvement in real estate development projects and venture capital investments contributes to the Cavan Companies commitment to excellence, integrity, and effectiveness. As a team builder, Napier maximizes the talents and capacities of a strong and talented team to give a competitive edge to the Cavan Companies’ projects. Doug is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Business (BBA, Finance), Dallas Theological Seminary (MABS), and the University of Iowa School of Law (With Distinction).
Vickey Morris, brings a diverse array of relevant real estate experience to Cavan. She has an extensive background in real estate spanning more than 25 years, including experience in commercial and residential development. After being honorably discharged from the US Army she worked as a Civil Engineering Project Manager, Real Estate Development Manager, VP of Land Use and Planning for a national homebuilder, Chief Title Officer, Senior Real Estate Paralegal, Escrow Administrator, Operations Manager for a large national builder title company and State Manager for two national title and escrow companies. Vickey is held in high regard by several law firms and regional banks for which she provides consulting services. As a public speaker on all things real estate, Vickey has been invited to speak and train at many high level national forums.
Jon Hamel, CPM® Hamel Management Services, LLC
Jon Hamel, CPM® is the managing member of Hamel Management Services, LLC and a Designated Broker in the state of Arizona. He has been involved in commercial real estate and management since 2001. Jon has managed diverse portfolios including office, medical, retail, and industrial properties. He also has experience in the acquisition and disposition of commercial property as well as vacant land. Jon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Jon strives to manage properties through superior customer service, proactive property maintenance, and vigilant financial management.
Marcia Barker, has acted as Executive Assistant to Dave Cavan since 2003, and also served in the roles of Investor Relations and Office Management. She has over 20 years of experience as an Executive Assistant in the areas of real estate development, financial planning and life insurance. Marcia received a Bachelor’s Degree from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York.
Allison Macaulay, has worked at Cavan Companies for over ten years serving in various roles focused primarily on Land Entitlements, Project Coordination and Marketing and Investor Relations. She served as the Builder Services Manager for a title company and also as an Executive Assistant at a software-consulting firm. Allison earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University.
ENGINEERING & LAND PLANNING
Paul P. Kingsley
Paul P. Kingsley of the Kingsley Law Firm LLC practices in the areas of corporate, securities and real estate. His corporate practice includes advising on a broad variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, company experience assisting clients with all aspects of private securities offerings. In addition, real estate structuring and formation, private equity financing and other contractual matters.
He also has significant practice that includes purchase and sale transactions, debt financing, leasing, joint ventures and other real estate transactional matters. Mr. Kingsley is licensed in Arizona and Illinois. He received his degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and his law degree from Harvard University.
Sheldon J. Epstein, CPA, Epstein Schneider, PLC
Sheldon Epstein has been in public accounting all his professional life and held positions as a partner in a national firm as well as several smaller firms and is licensed in Arizona and Ohio. His current focus is management and business development for the firm and business consulting, succession planning and business financing solutions.
Scott Morrison, CPA, CCIFP Morrison, Clark & Conover
Scott Morrison, CPA, CCIFP, is the Managing Partner of Morrison & Associates, CPAs. For the past thirty plus years, Scott has been meeting the specialized needs of construction contractors by providing financial statement and tax compliance services. He has developed strong team relationships with Valley bond agents, surety companies and banks to serve growing companies. Working with business owners, Scott also develops financial and tax plans that maximize tax savings and meet a company’s bonding needs. Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of CPAs, and a licensed Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) with the Construction Financial Management Association, Arizona Builders’ Alliance, Surety Association of Arizona and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona and received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.