Douglas O. Allred attended the University of Arizona on a football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. While attending the university, he was enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officer candidate program and obtained a commission after graduation. His three and a half year naval career included shipboard duty and graduation from the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) training program. After training, Mr. Allred was assigned to UDT II, which would later become Navy Seal Team 5 based in Coronado, California.
Upon release from the Navy, Mr. Allred started his real estate career at Coldwell Banker & Company as a commissioned salesman. Specializing in residential income, commercial and investment properties, his sales performance ranked among the top 5% of all Coldwell Banker sales professionals. In 1970, Mr. Allred co-founded Lion Property Corporation and served as the firm’s president and chief executive officer for 11 years.
In 1981, Lion Property Corporation was dissolved, and Mr. Allred formed the Douglas Allred Company, a diversified real estate firm providing residential and commercial land development, construction, marketing and property management services.
Under Mr. Allred’s and son David’s leadership, the firm has developed over 6,300 multi-family and single-family residential units and more than 5,500,000 sq. ft. of commercial, industrial and retail space. Today, the Douglas Allred Company remains a family-owned and operated corporation, developing and managing a diverse portfolio of business operations, including the San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club, the Beach Colony in Del Mar, Club Torrey Pines, and Sports Arena Village. Always an athlete and sports enthusiast, Mr. Allred is often credited with being among the first developers to build fitness centers and sports facilities into planned residential communities.
Based in coastal, North San Diego County, the Douglas Allred Company has expanded its development and property management operations into Phoenix and Chandler, Arizona and has also developed and sold properties in North Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Allred has and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of prominent business and community institutions, including the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Club. In honor of his many years of support, the organization named one of its two Carmel Valley facilities “the Allred Branch.” In addition to generously supporting San Diego’s youth, Mr. Allred is committed to supporting military families through organizations such as the Naval Special Warfare Foundation. He proudly supported the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, the San Diego Hall of Champions, as well as the Torrey Pines High School and Rancho Santa Fe Youth Booster Clubs. Mr. Allred and his wife have five children and 13 grandchildren.