After earning his real estate license while still in high school, David Malcolm earned his broker’s license two years later and never looked back. Over four decades, he built an enviable career in real estate, earning the highest commercial real estate designation (CCIM), and working in real estate sales, investment, management, and lending.
In 1989, he acquired exclusive rights to build and manage Rally's Hamburger stores in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. At its peak, David Malcolm managed more than 40 locations and over a thousand workers. He sold the rights for Los Angeles and Orange counties in 1994, and the rights for San Diego in 1997.
Under his leadership, Cal West Apartments and its predecessor company have mapped thousands of lots, built thousands of homes and apartments, and provided financing for thousands of home buyers and commercial clients. From 2004 to 2020 alone, David Malcolm handled sales, acquisitions, management, and loan renegotiations totaling more than $4 billion.
David Malcolm has served on numerous public and private organizations’ Boards of Directors. Public companies include Giant Group (NYSE), Aegis communications, (NASDAQ), ATC Communications (NASDAQ), and Payphone (AMEX).