David Parrott is a successful real estate investor and the founder of UF Holdings. He attended the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in finance. Alongside his partner, Dave Spurlock, they built the company from just two locations to more than twenty. 


They strive to give back to their communities by embarking on philanthropic missions post-Hurricane Katrina and the September 11th attacks, as David Parrott recalls. He continues to oversee the operation and development of UF Holdings while remaining deeply involved in many different aspects of the business today.


David Parrott´s Achievements

He is a member of the Board of Directors of UF Holdings Inc. (UFHI) and UFH International, Ltd. The outstanding UFHI Ltd. was established in 1998 as a separate company but remained under the umbrella of university administrator David Parrott’s firm. Now, UFH International has five locations in Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana; Cape Town, South Africa; London; Dublin and Amsterdam. UFH International, Ltd. is the parent company for UFHI’s operations. He is a member of the Board at both Crescent Communities and First Choice Bank.


He is a member of The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and The Executive Advisory Council at The University of Florida. He has served on the Governor’s Commission on Privatization and the Governor’s Re-Entry Council on Criminal Justice Policy and the Correctional Education Committee. Governor Jeb Bush appointed David Parrott to serve on the Florida Commission for Business Opportunities (FCBO). 

In addition, he was appointed to serve on an Economic Development Task Force by Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty in 2010. The successful and professional higher education specialist has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal. Just recently, the university administrator David Parrott has also been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in Orlando by Tribeca Trib. He is a founding member of Fierce Partnership with TCF Bank.