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David Chapman

Associate Professor
Phone: (405) 974-2157
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Biographical Info

Dr. Chapman is an assistant professor in the finance department and teaches real estate courses. Dr. Chapman is a licensed real estate broker in Oklahoma and owns Realty1, LLC – a real estate company with annual sales in excess of $25 million.

In 2009, he successfully sold a mortgage company that had annual loans in excess of $20 Million. He also manages a multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio including office buildings, apartments and single-family homes. He owns a development company, subURBAN Development, LLC which specializes in urban design and development projects.

He is passionate about urban real estate and holds the Congress of New Urbanism Accreditation.

Before his involvement in real estate, Dr. Chapman owned several technology companies including ExecuTain of Oklahoma Inc. and Clientele Solutions Inc. These innovative technology companies received both the “Metro50” and OVF50 awards in 1996 and 1997 with over 200 percent growth. These companies were successfully sold in June 2001.

Dr. Chapman served as chairman for Vistage International, a worldwide organization focusing on increasing the effeteness and enhancing the lives of CEOs. In his 10-year role of chairman, he had the opportunity to coach and facilitate challenges and issues for over 60 CEOs in the Oklahoma business market.

Dr. Chapman was the host of a regional television show called “Expert Talk” from 1999 to 2001. He holds a commercial pilots license, flight instructor ticket, and airframe and power plant license spending over five years on contract to the U.S. Air Force through General Dynamics Corp. training United States and foreign Air Force pilots, engineers and maintenance personnel on the technology of the F-16 Fighter.


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • Master Certificate, Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver
  • MBA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University


  • 2013 College of Business Faculty Merit Award for Teaching (2013)
  • “40 under 40”, Journal Record (2001)
  • SBA Small Business Person of the Year (U.S. Small Business Administration) (1997)
  • Leadership Oklahoma City, Class XVI (1997)
  • “40 under 40”, Metro Journal (1996)
  • 50 Fastest Growing Companies, Oklahoma Venture Forum (1996/1997)
  • 50 Fastest Growing Companies, Metro Journal (1993-1995)

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