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Our Team

David E. Hocker, SCSM

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

David Hocker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of David Hocker and Associates, Inc. “DHA”, located in Owensboro, Kentucky, has developed and managed real estate and shopping centers since 1959.

Following his 1959 graduation from Kentucky Wesleyan College (BA in business and economics), Hocker has been associated with commercial real estate development and he opened his first shopping center, Wesleyan Park Plaza, in Owensboro, in 1964.

Since that time, Hocker has developed more than 40 shopping centers containing over 14 million square feet of retail space located in 13 states.

In May 1989, Mr. Hocker was elected Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers “ICSC” for a one-year term. ICSC is the trade association for the shopping center industry with over 80,000 members in the United States, Canada and more than 80 foreign countries. He also serves on the ICSC Board of Trustees and he is a Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager, having received this designation from ICSC in 1970.

In 1975, Hocker was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Kentucky Wesleyan College; and, in 1980, the Board elected him Chairman. He received an honorary doctoral degree from Wesleyan in 1981 and served as a member of the Council of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities.

In 1983, Hocker was honored as the eleventh recipient of the Owensboro Board of Realtors Heritage Award. This award annually recognizes an individual's outstanding community contributions.

In 1986 David Hocker was chosen the winner of the Liberty Bell Award - an award given by the Daviess County Bar Association to recognize community leadership.

In 1988, Hocker received the "Helping Hand Award" from the National March of Dimes Foundation in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the community in the area of higher education.

In 1989, Mr. Hocker received the Arthur Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Real Estate Industry by INC Magazine.

In 1995, Mr. Hocker was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Starmount Company, Greensboro, NC, and Owensboro Mercy Health Systems and served as its Board Chairman.

In 2004, Mr. Hocker was inducted into the Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Hall of Fame. He has continuously served on the Kentucky Wesleyan College Board of Trustees since 1975.

David Hocker resides in Owensboro, Kentucky. He has three children, nine grandchildren and two stepsons.

Scott D. Hornaday

Acting President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Scott has been advising the company with respect to development, financial and legal activities since 1987 and has oversight responsibility for the company’s operating portfolio, investments, financial and legal affairs.

He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Kentucky and Daviess County Bar Associations. Scott holds an undergraduate degree in economics and psychology from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law.

Scott enjoys golf, travel and family and the many business relationships that he has developed over the years.

Philip L. Purdom, SCLS

Senior Vice President Development & Mall Leasing

Philip has been at David Hocker & Associates since 1987 and is responsible for developing and maintaining tenant relationships for all DHA properties. Most recently he directed the leasing for The Mall at Turtle Creek, the last enclosed mall to open in the U.S.

He is very involved in the industry, and has served as International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Governmental Affairs Chairman (1988-1990) and is a Senior ICSC Certified Leasing Specialist. He is also a graduate of the ICSC Master Developer Series.

Philip received BA degrees from the University of Kentucky in History and Political Science. He is also a licensed real estate associate.

Philip's hobbies include golf, travel and spending time with his wife Kelly and their daughter Riley.

H. Ted Belcher

Leasing Representative

Ted joined the David Hocker & Associates, Inc. team in 2007 as a Leasing Representative and is responsible for researching, acquiring, and developing new tenant relationships and maintaining long-term tenant relationships in existing developments.

After 20+ years experience in the retail business and commercial leasing, Ted understands our tenants’ needs by keeping customer service the cornerstone of our business.

Ted received a BA degree from the University of Kentucky in Business Administration and Marketing. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a licensed real estate associate.

 

David E. Hocker, SCSM

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Scott D. Hornaday

Acting President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Philip L. Purdom, SCLS

Senior Vice President Development & Mall Leasing

H. Ted Belcher

Leasing Representative