With over seventeen years of commercial real estate brokerage and development experience, Dave Burggraaf is extremely knowledgeable of the commercial and retail real estate markets throughout the entire state of Texas. He is widely considered one of the foremost land and pad site experts in the Austin and San Antonio region and regularly mentioned as a Top Producer, a "Power Broker" and a “Heavy Hitter” in the industry.
Dave’s primary areas of focus are representing buyers and sellers on land acquisition/disposition, land development, new/existing retail project leasing, retail buyer/tenant representation, and investment sales in trade areas around the state, with special emphasis on the IH-35 Corridor and the Austin and San Antonio MSAs, along with Waco, Lubbock, Amarillo, San Angelo, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. He has represented and performed real estate site selection services for many national, regional and local tenants, including Dutch Bros Coffee, Denny’s, Lightbridge Academy, Dog Haus, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Wendy’s, La Madeline, Summer Moon Coffee, Wheelhouse Salon, DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, Tarka Indian Kitchen, The Bear Mountain, and The Joint…the Chiropractic Place. He has also represented prominent landlords and developers such as Washington Prime, Encore, LNR Partners, LLC., Cole Valley Partners, and Boos Development. (A complete list of active and previous clients can be provided upon request.)
Dave began his real estate career as a commercial associate in 2003 with Coldwell Banker Commercial in Waco, Texas, where he co-founded Brazos Real Estate Ventures, LLC, a real estate private investment fund. In October 2006, he joined Surecap Village Partners, a retail, merchant developer in Austin, TX. As Surecap’s Acquisition Manager, he was in charge of site selection, market planning, retail tenant relationships, deal structure, contract negotiations, financial analysis, and public financing initiatives in Austin, San Antonio, and all surrounding areas. Since returning to the real estate brokerage world in 2008, Dave spent time with Carduner Commercial (San Antonio) and Reliance Commercial Realty (Austin) and in 2015, Dave joined RESOLUT RE (Retail Solutions at the time) as Principal of the Austin office until departing to form Evergreen Commercial Real Estate in 2020.
Dave received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree in 1999 from Baylor University in Waco, TX. After several years in the tech industry, Burggraaf was awarded a full scholarship to return to Baylor University to earn his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Entrepreneurship in 2002. Professionally, Dave is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR). He enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, and his other passions are traveling, RV'ing, anything to do with baseball, mountain biking, watching Baylor football and serving as a Deacon at the Austin Stone Community Church.
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." — Jeremiah 17:7-8