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 remains as a lifetime honorary board member for the Builders League of South Jersey. In addition, Waronker has joined several Builders Leagues in the State of Florida, including Polk County Builders Association, Florida State Builders Association and Greater Orlando Builders Association.

In 2022 Ruth and David Waronker founded Bluegrass Draft LLC for the purpose of continuing their lifelong passion of rescuing horses and donkeys from kill pens and inhumane circumstances. The Waronker’s are personally funding property outside of Lexington, Kentucky to be a sanctuary and home for up to 100 horses on 140 acres of beautiful Kentucky Bluegrass. There are currently 58 horses at the rescue property which they have named BraveHearts Equine Center. Waronker will continue to provide a healthy and safe retirement for these horses and will continue to raise awareness for horse rescue.

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.