November 4th, 2021

G. David Cheek

David is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Meridian and is responsible for the overall management and corporate strategy of the firm. He is a member of the Investment Committee and leads Meridian’s development team. 

With over 40 years of experience, David began his career in 1979 in the real estate investment department at Prudential Insurance Company and worked in its Washington, DC office for four years. He then managed the development of 3.5 million square feet of office for the Peterson Companies, a major DC developer, for eight years. Prior to forming Meridian in 1993, David was managing director of the REO division at Riggs National Bank in Washington for two years where he managed and sold a $250 million real estate portfolio. David has managed the development of over 10 million square feet in his career.  

David received his B.A. from Centre College and M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He served on the board of trustees and executive committee of the Darden Foundation for six years and served on the board of directors and executive committee of the University of Virginia Foundation for six years. In addition, David is a former president and chair of the board of a non-profit land conservation organization. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP. David was recognized as an honoree of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Youth in Real Estate Luncheon in 2018.  


Committees:  

Management Committee 
Valuations Committee