David Malmuth established his development firm in 2010 with a singular focus: to create art-inspired places that transform communities. This passion grows directly from the rebirth that occurred in Times Square and Hollywood as a result of his well-conceived and executed projects. In 2011, David and Pete Garcia formed I.D.E.A. Partners to lead the creation of the I.D.E.A. District in downtown San Diego. This transformative initiative aims to create over 10,000 design jobs in the next 12 years.
Pete Garcia is a Principal in I.D.E.A Partners, together with David Malmuth—a development organization concentrating on the creation of the I.D.E.A. District—a unique urban, mixed-use project in downtown San Diego, California, focusing on Innovation, Design, Education, and the Arts. Prior to starting I.D.E.A. Partners, Pete spent an entire career as a builder, developer, and engineer of major public and private real estate projects throughout the United States, Mexico, and Costa Rica, including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, hospitality, manufacturing, research, educational, process, and infrastructure projects.