Dave was born in Danbury, Connecticut. He’s the oldest of four children, and grew up working with his family in the restaurant business. His family moved to Florida in 1978 to find new opportunities in a bad economy. In 1987 Dave moved to Gainesville to attend UF, earning a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees.
Dave Ferro is a REALTOR® and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida. He began his real estate career at Bosshardt Realty Services in 2004, and in 2012 he founded Ferro Commercial Realty LLC where he specialized in commercial sales, leasing, and management. Dave and his wife, Leslie, are Managing Members of Ferro Real Estate Partners, LLC. They are active real estate investors, classic car enthusiasts, and live in Gainesville with their three children, Tristen, Nathan, and Benjamin.
Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors®
- 2005 Bosshardt Realty Commercial Rookie of the Year Award
- 2013 Realtor® of the Year
- 2013 Dean of Commercial Real Estate
- 2014 National Association of Realtors® Commercial Award
- Leadership Gainesville Class 41
Gainesville Alachua County Association of REALTORS®
- 2016 President
- 2015 President Elect
- 2014 Vice-President
- 2012-2015 Director, Board of Directors
Gainesville MLS Inc.
- 2014, 2015 Board of Directors
Alachua County Economic Development Advisory Committee
- 2012 Chairman, September 2010 – March 2015
PALS Fundraising Advisory Board
- 2012-2015 Chairman, October 2005 – Present
- PALS is a peer-based program implemented in many of Alachua County’s schools. PALS is designed to reduce school bullying, violence, and suicide. PALS was a 2011 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hot Rodding for Heroes
Cofounder, Co-Chairperson 2012, 2015
Hot Rodding for Heroes is a nonprofit entity. The mission of Hot Rodding for Heroes is to turn our passion for classic cars into local support for our nation’s veterans. Our April 24th, 2015 function will benefit the Santa Fe College Foundation Veteran’s Bridge Scholarships.
Gainesville Alachua County Association of REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee
January 2011 – Present
Gainesville Alachua County Association of REALTORS® Commercial Council
2013 Chairman, 2011 Chairman
July 2004 – Present
Florida REALTORS® Commercial Alliance
September 2011 – December 2014
Appointed by the President of Florida REALTORS®.
Business Community Coalition
November 2011 – Present
Appointed by GACAR President. BCC is a coalition of the Chamber of Commerce, the Builders Association of North Central Florida, and the Gainesville Alachua County Association of REALTORS®.
Sunrise Rotary of Gainesville
Board Member 2012 – Present
University of Florida M.H.A., Health Care Administration 2000 – 2002 University of Florida M.S., Environmental Science 1991 – 1994 Activities and Societies: Graduate Certificate in Wetlands from the University of Florida Center for Wetlands. University of Florida B.S., Zoology 1987 – 1989