Dr. David J. Suder completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA , where he was awarded a Bachelor Degree in Biology. He then proceeded to post-graduate studies in optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he was awarded two additional degrees - a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Optometry degree. He practiced optometry most recently as a co-owner of a laser vision correction center, which he left in 2007 to pursue real estate investment and management full time.
David’s real estate interest started in the early 1980’s when he was completing his clinical externship in the Los Angeles area. He started attending investment classes and seminars, and eventually purchased his first investment property in 1994. The Suders have amassed a portfolio of over one hundred seventy residential properties. He became a licensed broker in California in 2006, and also holds broker designation in two other states. Originally this license was to acquired facilitate David’s investment activities, but over the last several years he began to share his expertise by helping fellow San Diegans buy and sell homes, offering them the unique opportunity to be able to consult with a professional investor when negotiating and analyzing each property. David is especially clever and capable at smoothing out the bumps and roadblocks that buyers and sellers ultimately encounter during most transactions.
In 1991 David and his wife purchased a small preschool/daycare business, and now they own three centers, two of which are licensed for 180 children and the third for 250. David and Darla employ approximately 45-50 staff and continue to be actively engaged in this business on a part-time basis overseeing the managers.
David and Darla spend most of their time engaged in managing, selling, and acquiring investment properties, and consulting and helping home sellers and buyers. Sellers are advised on exactly what to do in order to get the highest price. Buyers are advised on what houses to avoid and exactly what they are getting, because David has actively done flips and rehabs himself and can spot problems up front. He even has personally performed most of the construction on many of his projects, and employed and supervised contractors. David makes sure the contractors do the best job because he has the keen eye and understanding of a person who has engaged in most of these activities with his own hands over the last twenty five years.
Dr. Suder has been married since 1986, and has two adult children. His daughter purchased her own condo at age 25, and his son is currently in medical school. David enjoys playing piano and guitar (and played professionally for many years), scuba diving, and shooting billiards competitively. He currently resides in the newer part of Scripps Ranch, but has lived in north Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, and Clairemont.