David Brown

I live in the Dunecrest Regime at the corner of the southwestern corner of Seabrook Island and High Hammock Road. I have owned my Dunecrest villa since 2007 and became a full-time resident in 2019. I grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for most of my adult life. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt Law School. I left private legal practice in 2019 and am an active investor in public markets.

I am an enthusiastic listener and a keen analyst. I genuinely enjoy learning from others through personal interaction as well as from text, financial analysis, graphics, and other audio-visuals. I endeavor to bring an effective combination of curiosity, empathy, patience, and proactivity to what I do. I developed and honed this approach over about 25 years as a lawyer in private practice focused on economic development and commercial real estate transactions and about 5 years managing real estate transactions for a large non-profit organization committed to land conservation for public open space.

I have served on SIPOA’s Long Range Planning Committee since March 2020 and its Facilities Task Force since its inception in 2020. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Dunecrest regime since November 2019, my second tenure on that board. I served as President of my condominium owners association in Charlotte for approximately two years prior to selling my condo unit and moving to Seabrook Island. It is a very small association and we are governed largely by consensus.

We enjoy an extraordinarily high quality of life here and I want to sustain and adapt it for the first few decades of the 21st Century. Our natural environment, location, sense of community, facilities, and financial position enable us to sustain a thriving and stimulating community now and in the future, especially if we can identify macro trends and adapt accordingly. We are fortunate to be in a position where we can embrace and act upon a long-term vision instead of only reacting to crises. That will require diligence and effective management of operations today and patience, creativity, and perseverance going forward. I can contribute significant time and energy over several years to the viability and the betterment of our quality of life.