David Hovey Jr. is president and COO of Optima, Inc. and Optima related entities.  He oversees all company entities and business units including development, architecture, construction, land acquisition, entitlements, corporate finance, sales and marketing, investor relations, and asset management.

David’s architectural work has received national and international awards from National AIA , AIA Chicago, AIA Arizona, The American Architecture Awards, The Architecture MasterPrize, The European Centre for Architecture, and The International Property Awards.

David founded Optima DCHGlobal Inc. after patenting a modular prefabricated building system that utilizes a connector plate technology that enables design flexibility in both horizontal and vertical planes, is sustainable up to the net-zero level, multi-generational, and can be built quickly and efficiently in any location, climate, or terrain. The system has been described by AIA jurors as the future of American housing. Optima DCHGlobal Inc. design builds modular prefabricated buildings. Learn more about Optima DCHGlobal Inc.

David received his Master of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University where he also was a member of the ice hockey team.  He is a licensed architect in New Zealand, Arizona, and Illinois; and holds an I-G10 manufactured housing license.  He is a member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), ULI, Cornell University Sphinx Head Society, and YPO Scottsdale.