Former Mesa del Sol CEO to head development of UNM South Campus TIDD

David Campbell, former CEO of the Mesa del Sol development, is entering a new role at the Lobo Development Corp. amidst a crucial time for the nonprofit.

Campbell, who began Sept. 15 as executive director for the company, is tasked with heading the development of the recently approved South Campus Tax Increment Development District (TIDD). The district, encompassing about 340 acres, is pitched as an area poised to offer research buildings, retail and other amenities.

Lobo Development Corp. is the University of New Mexicos’ private development arm, primarily focused on developing UNM-owned property. Outside of the TIDD, the nonprofit’s projects include two student housing complexes.

“We are excited and thrilled to have someone with David’s experience, and connections, and enthusiasm and skills working for us at Lobo Development Corporation,” Teresa Costantinidis, executive vice president of finance and administration for UNM, said. “He has hit the ground running to help us move forward on our projects that Lobo Development is working on.”

Campbell has served in development-related roles throughout the Albuquerque metro. He most recently served as CEO of Mesa del Sol — the development in Southern Albuquerque that hosts Netflix Studios and future site of Singapore-based Maxeon Technologies’ new solar cell plant announced in August.

He has also worked as city manager for the City of Rio Rancho and the City of Albuquerque, the latter of which he still serves as development hearing officer for.

The South Campus TIDD was approved in April and will function as a vehicle to develop generally empty land that is owned by either UNM or the City of Albuquerque. The agreement allocates refunds from gross receipt or property taxes back to UNM to reimburse the university for infrastructure projects on said land.

Mesa del Sol, in which Campbell oversaw much of the development, is also a TIDD.

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