The Cavan Companies team combines both operational and strategic expertise. By drawing on years of experience and a wealth of knowledge of real estate acquisition, development, investment, and financial markets, Cavan Companies’ management team is dedicated to providing innovative excellence, solid project management, and strong investor returns!
Dave Cavan, Owner/Chairman
David 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 development 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 hospitality and software development 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).
Allison Macaulay, Director of Project Advancement
Allison Macaulay began working for Cavan Companies in 2001 and focuses primarily on Land Entitlements, Project Sequencing and Tracking, Marketing, and Investor Relations. Allison is the youngest graduate of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Vickey Morris, Acquisitions and Entitlements
Vickey Morris leads acquisitions and entitlements for Cavan Companies and 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 U.S. 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.
Jon Hamel, Construction Management
Jon Hamel, CPM® 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 construction portfolios including multifamily, office, medical, retail, and industrial properties. Jon 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.
Marcia Barker, Executive Assistant, Investor Relations
Marcia Barker has acted as Executive Assistant to Dave Cavan since 2003, and also serves 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.