Father / Son 

PROFILE

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 M

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, D

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 M

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,  

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 & W

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of Cottonwood Properties

C

ottonwood Properties is a small business in name only

 

While the Tucson-based developer may not have many employees, it has had a huge impact 
on the city it calls home and is largely responsible for the development of the central foothills 
of Tucson and nearby Marana, including the creation of a range of residential options, 

 

high-end resorts and premier golf clubs.

Brothers

 George and

David Mehl 

started the com-

pany back in 1976 after 

George convinced David 

to leave academia and join 

him in real estate development. 

Both brothers attended the University 

of Arizona and played tennis but after 

graduation, their paths had diverged. 

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 George 

went into real estate and had some success building 

homes and purchasing buildings around Tucson. 

Meanwhile, David attended graduate school and was on track 

to become a professor. That is, until he joined up with his brother.