Associate Minnesota lake resorts or campgrounds sales broker
David grew up on a lakefront resort in the Park Rapids area and started his resort training at age 10. His parent’s Minnesota resort had 10 cabins, a swimming beach, small fishing boats and a cozy lodge with a pinball machine – everything a kid could want right? Determined to do something different – he declared to his dad “I would never want to run a resort”.
While working as a mechanical engineer in California he got a master’s degree at Stanford University and took a number of entrepreneurship classes. These classes showed him that there are lots of different ways to solve business problems and to maximize your return.
In Wisconsin he worked on the next generation of supercomputers, but decided he wanted to apply his entrepreneurial desire to be his own boss. After researching lots of opportunities and after a lot of introspection, he decided maybe his mom and dad weren’t so dumb after all.
In 1997, he and his wife bought Clamshell Beach on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in the Brainerd area. They applied their entrepreneurial skills and transformed the MN resort from a small 10 cabin resort with 14 mobile homes into a fractional condominium resort with 18 new cabins, which had rentals, 85 fractional owners, a property management and association management company. They sold their interest in the resort after twenty three fabulous summers.
David is anxious to help resort and campground buyers and sellers apply the lessons learned during the successful redevelopment of their resort. The proper exit strategy that considers all your personal and financial goals is invaluable. It has to work right alongside your working business plan.
Let David help you sell your Minnesota resort with an exit strategy that makes sense, or let him help you find the magical resort you deserve. Leveraging the lessons learned from an experienced professional who has been through the entire cycle – only makes sense!
*Clamshell Beach was named “Best Mid-Size Lake Resort” by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
*Clamshell Beach was recognized by Midwest Living Magazine as one of “44 Midwest Resorts We Love”
*David and Lisa were named “Resorter of the Year” by the Community of Minnesota Resorts
*Whitefish Area Lodging Association
*Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
*Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce
*Community of Minnesota Resorts
*Greater Lakes Area Realtor Association
– taught accredited Continuing Education classes on Fractional Real Estate
2019 – Present – Associate Broker
Lake Country Resort Sales
*Helping resort buyers and sellers
2006 – Present – President
Resort Real Estate Services
*Real estate agent and broker/owner specializing in Fractional Real Estate development and Exit Planning
1997 – 2019 – Owner/Operator
Clamshell Beach – Cottages on Whitefish
*All aspects of resort operation and development
1991 – 1997 – Mechanical Engineer
Cray Research – Chippewa Falls, WI
*Worked on supercomputer design and development
1985 – 1991 – Mechanical Engineer
Hughes Aircraft and Ford Aerospace – El Segundo and Palo Alto, CA
*Worked on subsystems of communication satellites and in the International Space Station
*Stanford University – Palo Alto, California
Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering
*Michigan Technological University
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering