David Forbes is a partner of The Forbes Company, a nationally recognized developer, owner and manager of luxury shopping destinations throughout Michigan and Florida. These landmark retail properties include the highly acclaimed Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan, The Mall at Millenia in Orlando, The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, and Waterside Shops in Naples.
Regarded throughout the retail industry as the benchmark for luxury retail development, The Forbes Company plans to bring the next best in class shopping experience to the heart of Miami with the addition of The Mall at Miami Worldcenter.
Forbes and the company’s respective properties are actively involved in numerous charitable endeavors in both Michigan and Florida. The company has also been recognized for their leadership role and commitment to the Detroit areas revitalization.
Forbes was part of a group that successfully backed a state constitutional amendment bringing casino gaming to Ohio. Rock Gaming owns and operates casinos in the downtowns of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Baltimore, Maryland. Rock Gaming also owns and operates Thistledown Racino Racetrack in Cleveland, Ohio.
Forbes attended the University of Miami in Florida. He is on the Board for the University of Michigan’s Parent Council, the Board of Directors for Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, one of the leading college preparatory schools in the country, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.