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We are long-term residents of Charlotte, and we want to be proud of our centers five, ten…twenty years after they open. With our close attention to detail, from the name selection and creation of a logo to the building design and architecture, we brand a place so it becomes an identifiable fabric of the community, a place where people want to spend time.

David Haggart

Partner - Retail
Charlotte, NC

David Haggart leads CK’s retail development and expansion with innovation at its core, leveraging his deep expertise and strategic vision to guide the retail division.

With over three decades of rich experience under his belt, David has proven his versatility and creativity time and time again. He has built a formidable reputation through his strategic vision in retail planning, exceptional site evaluation and selection skills, and meticulous project development and management.

David's expertise manifests itself in the successful delivery of well-structured projects that not only meet financial targets but also exceed customer expectations. He understands the significant role that customer experience plays in retail success and focuses on this aspect in every project he undertakes.

Under David Haggart's direction, we proactively create and implement new retail and mixed use developments, transforming underused areas and shopping centers. These spaces amplify the customer experience and significantly drive the profitability of the retail businesses they host.

Throughout his career, David has consistently showcased his ability to lead with strategic foresight. His extensive expertise and innovative approach have made him a guiding force in the retail industry, driving growth and expansion with unyielding determination and a relentless focus on customer satisfaction.

MBA | University of Texas

B.A., cum laude | Duke University

Childress Klein
Division Partner – Retail, 1999 - Present
Project Partner, 1995 - 1999
Marketing Principal, 1991 - 1995
Retail Leasing Agent, 1988 – 1991

Trammell Crow Company
Leasing Agent, 1987 - 1988

Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina & South Carolina)

Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors, Member

International Council of Shopping Centers, Member

CO – Chair Goodwill Opportunity Campus Capital Campaign

Historic South End, Inc., Past President

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Past Chairman

Did you know?

David is an avid mountaineer biker, and loves going to the Whitewater Center. He also loves hiking in the mountains around Blowing Rock.