About Our Founder


David Waronker is the President, Founder, Manager and Secretary of CBD Real Estate Investment LLC, a real estate development firm based out of Celebration, Florida. He also owns a national real estate investment bank known as Desert Mountain Land (DML) Holdings LLC, one of the first firms to sell land during the birth of the internet. Both CBD and DML continue to pioneer land development and land brokerage to this day and have exciting plans for expansion in the upcoming years. Waronker is also an investor, part-owner and shareholder of many limited partnership real estate development projects, as well as the owner of many income-producing properties in the State of New Jersey and Florida.

Waronker served two years as President of the Builders League of South Jersey until his term expired on December 12, 2001.  Waronker continues to be affiliated with both the State of New Jersey Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. In addition, Waronker has joined several Builders Leagues in the State of Florida, including Pasco County Builders League, the Lee County Builders League, and the Central Florida Builders League.

In 2010, Waronker formed a 501C Charitable organization known as “Second Chance Ranch Inc”.  Second Chance Ranch Inc will be a land sanctuary for the perpetual care and maintenance of abused, abandoned and neglected horses and burros.  The first land acquisition for the charity was 640 acres in Humboldt County, Nevada, but the sanctuary is expected to eventually include over 41,000 acres in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. A work in progress, this charity will be run hand in hand with his wife of over 25 years, Ruth Ann Waronker.

The Boston University graduate’s hobbies include boating, traveling, ice hockey, horse back riding and various charitable endeavors. Waronker is involved with the American Cancer Society, Children’s Miracle Network and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In addition, he founded Hockey 4 Kids, a not-for-profit entity which helps provide children who are economically and physically challenged the opportunity to attend and/or participate in the sport of ice hockey. The Hockey 4 Kids Charity was based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and provided approximately 3,000 children per year the opportunity to participate in the sport of ice hockey regardless of their physical and/or economic status.