Our commitment is to finding brighter, better ways to accommodate Tucson’s growth and create a higher standard for quality of life in the area.
Cottonwood Properties is a Tucson company with all of its interests exclusively in Tucson and its surrounding area. We have developed residential communities, resorts, retail centers, office complexes and apartment communities in excess of $800 million. Primary among them is the La Paloma resort community in the central foothills of Tucson; 800 acres of residential and commercial development surrounding the Westin La Paloma resort hotel.
Cottonwood’s largest current project is the 6,200 acre Dove Mountain master-planned community. President and Owner of Cottonwood Properties, David Mehl, first owned the land that is now Dove Mountain in 1985. Nearly two decades of planning and commitment have gone into making Dove Mountain one of the Southwest’s premiere golf resort communities. Cottonwood Properties developed The Ritz-Carlton Resort and continues to actively develop the remaining land in Dove Mountain. David graduated from the University of Arizona in 1972, and has made Tucson his home since founding Cottonwood Properties in 1975 with his late brother George.
We are in the business of development in the very best sense of the word.
We deal each day with newly discovered facts and events in creating both quality and success. For us, finding brighter and better ways to accommodate growth in the Tucson area is especially important. Our families are growing here too and through our involvements with community affairs, we intend to help make this city as fine as it can be. Tucson is more than a market; it is our home.
From the beginnings of Cottonwood Properties, our projects have worked because we have sought new ways to enhance the quality of life. Then, we have been diligent in applying those innovations in a practical manner. We have also prospered in associations with partners, investors and employees who care about the character of our work, as well as the consequent rewards. We are developers who enjoy the uncommon satisfaction of making good things for a great many people.
– David Mehl, Founder & President