David Chapman

City Council
Title: Council Member - Ward 1
Phone: (405) 359-4684

Darrell DavisElected: 

  • Current Council Term, May 2019 to May 2023

Term of Office: 4 years

Dr. Chapman holds the title of Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is the author of Lot Lines in The Journal Record, and writes a monthly column in the magazine Outlook. Dr. Chapman is founder of Realty1, LLC, an innovative real estate firm with divisions performing real estate brokerage, property management, resort construction and management, real estate investment and commercial and residential construction. The firm has employed as many as 30 employees and has sales in excess of $25 million annually. The Chapman’s also owned a mortgage company from 2006 to 2009 that produced loans in excess of $20 Million annually with 4 employees. He is currently a Real Estate Commissioner, Past President of The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors and on the Board of Directors of the OKC Housing Services Redevelopment Corporation.

Dr. Chapman's educational background consists of a PhD from Oklahoma State University, Master’s Certificate in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.  He is licensed by the FAA as a Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor as well as a Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. 


  1. Continue and increase the economic development. I want to build the trust of Edmond citizens by approving smart, sustainable developments to continue balanced, strategic growth.
  2. Complete the transportation improvements including the intelligent street signal lights and the quite zone. Develop a regional transportation system with metropolitan cities.
  3. Capital improvements to the current water, waste water, and streets must be completed in order to achieve and facilitate this growth.


Ph D, Oklahoma State University, 2012.
    Major: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Real Estate Education
    Dissertation Title: A Study of Higher Education Campus Facility Square Footage

Master Certificate, University of Denver, 2009.
    Major: Real Estate & Construction Management
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Real Estate

MBA, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1991.
    Major: Aviation
    Dissertation Title: TQM in the Airline Industry

BS, Oklahoma State University, 1987.
    Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology 

Professional Organizations:  

  • Board Member, OKC Housing Services Redevelopment Corporation, (April 2016 - Present).
  • Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). (July 1, 2018 - Present).
  • President, Commercial Real Estate Summit. (February 1, 2016 - Present).
  • Congress of New Urbanism. (February 2014 - Present).
  • President, Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors. (January 1, 2014 - Present).
  • Urban Land Institute. (October 1, 2013 - Present).
  • Delta Mu Delta Business Fraternity. (April 12, 2013 - Present).
  • Southwestern Social Science Association. (January 1, 2009 - Present).
  • American Real Estate Society. (January 1, 2007 - Present).
  • Oklahoma Real Estate Educators Association. (January 1, 2004 - Present).
  • National Association of Realtors. (September 1, 2003 - Present).
  • Oklahoma City Metro Area Realtor Association. (September 1, 2003 - Present).
  • Board Member, Oklahoma Association of Realtors. (January 1, 2003 - Present).
  • Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors. (January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2015).
  • Education Chairman, Realtor Commercial Alliance. (January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2015).

 Awards and Recognition:  

  • Local Good Neighbor Award, National Association of Realtors. (October 22, 2018).
  • Vanderford Engagement Award, University of Central Oklahoma. (August 22, 2018).
  • Vanderford Initiative Award, UCO President. (August 16, 2016).
  • COB Faculty Merit Award for Teaching, College of Business Faculty. (March 13, 2013).
  • Honorary Delta Mu Delta Membership, Delta Mu Delta. (April 12, 2013).
  • Small Business Administration “Small Businessperson of the Year”, 1997
  • Metro Journal’s “40 under 40”, 1996 & 2001.
  • “Metro50 Award”, 1996 & 1997.
  • “OVF50 Award”, 1998



  • Visiting Fellow, Coventry University. (September 1, 2017 - Present).
  • Associate Professor, University of Central Oklahoma. (August 1, 2006 - Present)


  • Commissioner, Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. (July 1, 2018 - Present).


  • CEO/Managing Broker, Realty 1, LLC, Real Estate Brokerage. (September 1, 2003 - Present).
  • President, Ryno Properties, LLC, Real Property Management Company. (March 1997 - Present).
  • Chairman of the Board, Countryside Lending. (August 15, 2005 - December 31, 2010).
  • Chairman, Vistage International, CEO Mentorship. (January 1, 1998 - February 1, 2008).
  • Owner/President, ExecuTrain of Oklahoma, (August, 1992 – January, 2001).
  • Engineer, General Dynamics Corporation, (August, 1987 – August,1992). 

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