Dave Berndt is Executive Vice President | Development Partner of Connected Development Services, the development-services arm of The Retail Connection. He leads the firm’s development platform in Central and South Texas.
Berndt graduated Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in 1981. He joined the Henry S. Miller Company as the youngest retail development partner in the company's history, where he developed 20 shopping centers between 1982 and 1988. In 1988, the Hunt family recruited Berndt to direct their retail operations where he developed two million square feet of retail and office property, and aided in the sale of $200 million worth of Hunt assets over the next decade.
In January 1998, he founded his own company, David Berndt Interests, Inc. In 1998. The company became Target Corporation's preferred developer for Central Texas and has developed in excess of six million square feet of shopping centers since the company's inception.
Other high profile San Antonio projects that David Berndt Interests, Inc. has developed include: Bandera Point, Westover Marketplace, Village at Stone Oak, and Woodlake Crossing.