David Druey is Florida regional president for Centennial Bank, he oversees the bank’s branches throughout the Southeast, Southwest, and Central regions of the state, managing margins, costs, and efficiency, with a strong focus on asset and credit quality. Druey has been with Centennial Bank since its inception in 1998. The property types he is most active in are industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, residential, and retail.
Notable deals for Druey and his team in 2020 included a $33 million construction loan for Vox Miami, a $125 million mixed-use project adjacent to the South Miami Metro Rail, which serves University of Miami students as well as a $6.6 million construction loan for Amelia Mixed Use, a project in Hialeah. The deal was significant to the area as it represents developer interest in expanding west where there is more developable land at more competitive prices, bringing much-needed modern housing and commercial space to the neighborhood.
In addition, Druey secured a $9 million construction loan for the first phase of Orlando’s Celebration Pointe, a retail development in the rapidly growing Celebration submarket. The retail center will provide access to essential businesses, in addition to popular food chains to cater to the increased demand for lifestyle retail for the nearly 10,000 residents that live in the Disney-developed Celebration residential community.
These are some of the reasons we selected Druey for inclusion in our first-ever Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in commercial real estate finance.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.