Southern Land Company, a developer of mixed-use developments and master planned communities, has added home-building veteran David Bracht as president of Homebuilding and Acquisitions.

Bracht has been appointed to take on a strategically important role for the company as it seeks to take best practices from its Westhaven community in Franklin, Tenn. to plan and execute new master planned communities across the United States.

David Bracht, president of home building, Southern Land Co.
David Bracht, president of home building, Southern Land Co.

“We are very pleased to welcome an industry leading professional of David’s caliber to lead Southern Land’s home building future,” said Tim Downey, CEO of Southern Land. “David already knows Nashville and Denver, two of our largest markets, exceptionally well. We will empower him to expand our home building practice where he sees opportunity and acquire the best sites to develop large, master-planned communities. David possesses the vision and vast experience to enable Southern Land to maintain our highest standards as we expand our single-family communities nationally.”

Bracht is a 28-year veteran of the industry with 20 years in the Denver market and the remaining 8 years in Michigan, Phoenix, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Philadelphia. Before joining Southern Land, he was the Denver Division president and Land Company president for Oakwood Homes, overseeing all land acquisition, entitlement and development activities for the entire company as well as all aspects of the Denver Division's operations including sales, construction, purchasing, finance and warranty, having full P&L responsibility.

Prior to Oakwood, he was the midwest regional president for the Drees Company in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He has also been a home building or land division president for Pulte, Lennar and Neumann Homes in Denver and Richmond American Homes in the Delaware Valley. Bracht graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and earned his CPA working for Arthur Andersen & Company. He held several divisional, regional and national finance related positions with Pulte and Richmond.

Bracht relocated to Nashville where he has extended family. Southern Land’s headquarters just relocated to the company’s Vertis Green Hills project.