David Allen is the founding principal of Trestle specializing in the acquisition, financing and development of urban multifamily properties.
David is dedicated to creating solutions that allow people to live in affordable, inclusive communities and is at the forefront of innovative methods to deliver naturally affordable housing including micro units, co-living and various financing structures involving government subsidies and tax credits.
Prior to founding Trestle in 2013, David worked in the public sector a Director for the San Diego Housing Commission’s development affiliate, HDP. In his role, he managed all stages of the housing development process, including negotiating transactions, securing entitlements, financing and overseeing construction.
David began his career in multifamily housing in 2006 as a project manager in the Seattle office of Vitus Group, a national leader in affordable housing finance and development.
Originally from Spokane, Washington, David now lives in San Diego with his wife, Emily, and their two daughters. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Washington University. Connect with David.
Rob Morgan is a principal of Trestle, with extensive experience in acquisitions, capital markets, and project management of institutional and non-institutional multifamily and mixed-use development projects throughout the Western U.S.
Prior to joining Trestle in 2019, Rob was a Senior Vice President and Regional Development Partner for JPI one of the largest multifamily developers in the country. At JPI he managed site acquisition, entitlements, and capital market efforts for the Western Region which comprised over $300 million in annual development volume. Prior to this, Rob worked as a Development Manager for ConAm, a regional operator, developer, and property manager of multifamily communities where he focused on all aspects of the development process with projects in Portland, Seattle, and Southern California. Since 2011, Rob has also focused on small-scale multifamily developments for his own account via Canvas Ventures, LLC which has entitled and developed properties in Downtown San Diego and Solana Beach, California.
Rob began his career in multifamily housing in 2006 as a broker for Colliers International, a national real estate brokerage and advisory company, where he was a top producer focused on urban land, adaptive reuse, and investment properties.
With stints in Oklahoma City, Orange County, and Philadelphia Rob eventually settled in San Diego with his wife, Jessica, and their three children. He holds a master’s in real estate development from USC and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and philosophy/theology from Point Loma Nazarene University. Connect with Rob.
Zaheen joined Trestle Development in 2015 as a Project Manager, specifically to work on innovative new projects that promote sustainability, affordability and urbanism. He currently oversees development for Nook East Village, a micro unit development in downtown in San Diego.
Zaheen got hooked on development as a volunteer with Mercy Housing, working on the revitalization of Sunnydale, San Francisco’s largest public housing site. He continued his career at BRIDGE Housing Corporation and subsequently Chelsea Investment Corporation, where he worked on affordable housing projects utilizing local, state and federal financing. Zaheen earned a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Urban Planning from San Jose State University, where he focused on Community Design and Development. Connect with Zaheen.
Mirasol Perez joined Trestle Development in 2018 and oversees communications and office administration. Mirasol’s exceptional organization skills and outstanding customer service allow Trestle to execute big initiatives with purpose and finesse.
Mirasol also handels all aspects of marketing and social media for Trestle’s properties and is heavily involved in asset management and lease-up for Trestle’s completed developments.
Prior to joining Trestle, Mirasol managed marking and operations at two start-ups in Miami, Florida - one focusing on retail baked-goods and another focusing on an e-commerce solution for university textbooks. Mirasol holds a BS in Communications and Criminology from the University of Miami.