David Forbes is a partner of The Forbes Company, a nationally recognized developer, as well as owner and manager of luxury shopping destinations throughout Michigan and Florida. He is responsible for all aspects of leasing for these landmark retail properties. A University of Miami alumnus, he is on the board of the University of Michigan’s (U-M) Parent Council, the Cranbrook Schools Board of Directors in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. The Forbes name is connected to U-M through academics, athletics and the recently announced Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery. While two of Forbes’ children are U-M graduates, he also has two 17-year-old boys and a 6-month-old girl. Forbes’ close friend and colleague, Derek Wood, was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, which prompted his collaboration with the ALS Center of Excellence.