C. David Zoba

Board of Directors


C. David Zoba

Senior Real Estate Strategy Advisor of Gap, Inc.

C. David Zoba has been a Trustee of Acadia Realty Trust since August 2015. Mr. Zoba served as Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate and Store Development for Gap Inc., the $15 billion retailer operating as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix and Outlet Brands, for six years before becoming Senior Real Estate Strategy Advisor for Gap Inc., a position he held until his retirement in 2016. Immediately prior to joining Gap, Inc., Mr. Zoba was Principal and Chief Operating Officer for Steiner+Associates, one of the country's most respected mixed-use retail developers. Preceding Steiner+Associates, he served as president and chief operating officer of Premier Properties, a real estate development company, for two years and worked for Galyan's Trading Company, Inc., for three years, where, as EVP, he helped create and launch a specialty sporting goods retailer that later became part of Dick's Sporting Goods. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Zoba was with The Limited (now L Brands) and served as Chief Transaction Attorney, and then expanded his responsibilities significantly to other areas during his seven-year tenure. Mr. Zoba earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended the London School of Economics for graduate studies. He has a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University Law School. Since July 2015, Mr. Zoba has been Chairman (Non-Executive), Global Retail Leasing Board, with Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. He is also an Executive Board Member and Chair of the Compensation Committee, International Council of Shopping Centers and serves on the newly constituted governing board for this 65,000+ member shopping center real estate trade association. He serves as a non-employee consultant for Crown Acquisitions, Inc., in connection with urban retail real estate acquisitions and in support of retailer relationships.