License # 475.154570
I focus on tenant representation services as a vice president in Colliers' Chicago Corporate Solutions team. For over six years, I have specialized exclusively in tenant representation services.
I consistently create value for my clients through my deft understanding of local transactional work. I focus my efforts on supporting tenants within the legal, professional and financial services industries. Aside from providing superior market knowledge, I closely partner with my clients to understand their exact needs as they relate to their overall business strategy so that I may help them drive revenue, enhance culture, recruitment and retention through their office environment(s).
I joined Colliers in 2018, and I have prior experience working as a vice president at JLL specializing in tenant representation services. There, I represented a diverse group of professional services clients and provided real estate strategies ranging from acquisitions and dispositions to lease restructures and consolidations.
Prior to JLL, I worked as an associate at Transwestern where I also provided tenant-focused commercial real estate advisory services.
Though originally from Solon, OH, I have lived in and been an active member of the Chicago community for over a decade – albeit whilst continuing my self-loathing tendencies through my eternal, unabashed Cleveland sports fandom.
In order to enhance accessibility and exposure to my clients, I currently reside directly within the Chicago Loop.
- Greater Chicago Food Depository “Broker of the Year” Team Member (2018)
- Greater Chicago Food Depository “Deal of the Year” Team Member (2017)
- Crain’s Chicago “30 under 30” finalist (2017)
- JLL Culture Award Winner (2016)
- JLL Young Guns Executive Committee (2015-2017)
- BA in Political Science, Miami University
Memberships & Involvements
Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA)
Co-Chairman of the LAF Young Professional Board (2014-2016)
Catholic Charities Junior Board (2012-Present)
Chicago - Downtown
David is a Principal with Colliers’ Occupier Services division and founding member of firm’s Tenant Advisory Council practice group. He specializes in delivering strategic and process-driven transaction services.
In addition to strategic tenant representation brokerage services, he leads a team eight experts dedicated to serving middle market and Fortune 500 clients with multi-market solutions globally from a center of excellence in Chicago. Client offerings include account management, brokerage, portfolio analysis, lease administration, workplace strategy, labor analytics, capital markets, project management, incentives, and property management.
Over the past 20 years, David has excelled at negotiating complex leasehold acquisition and dispositions. His experience includes negotiating dozens of major headquarters transactions, as well as complex build-to-suits and consolidation projects to implement cost reduction strategies. His clients acknowledge him for his integrity, trustworthiness, responsiveness, and innovative problem-solving.
David and his team have completed thousands of transactions globally and are consistently top performers for the firm.
Senior Vice President
Chicago - Downtown
As a senior vice president within the Corporate Solutions team, I am focused on tenant representation services in Colliers International’s Chicago office. I specialize in the optimization of a company's real estate holdings through workplace strategy development and implementation, site selection, property disposition and acquisition, financial analysis and modeling, deal negotiation and construction project management. My clientele and area of focus is primarily in the downtown Chicago marketplace.
I am a leader on a team committed to delivering comprehensive real estate solutions to some of Colliers' most valued customers.
I have been recognized for exceptional service and am just one of a few professionals nationwide selected to play an active role in a development council that is focused on creating workplace solutions to satisfy the evolving demands of technology, space compression and design preferences while satisfying a wide range of work activities.
My team received the Service Provider of the Year award at the 2015 CoreNet Global REAL Awards, which recognizes exceptional service delivery on a consistent basis while bringing innovative ideas to the table.
I joined the Colliers team in August 2012. My prior work experience involved working as an associate director at Newmark Knight Frank where I specialized in tenant representation and corporate advisory services. While there, I represented a diverse group of clients who provided real estate strategies ranging from acquisitions and dispositions to lease restructures and consolidations.
I previously served as an associate vice president at UGL Equis, where I provided tenant-focused commercial real estate advisory services.
Director, Research & Analytics
Chicago - Downtown
As vice president of analytics and research in the downtown Chicago office, I specialize in coordinating with team members and clients to develop comprehensive financial analyses that are highly project-specific. I consult and strategize with clients to develop the most appropriate analytical approach to take relative to their needs.
With my vast experience in market research and in conjunction with my analytics role, I oversee the market research function in the Chicago office and am an active and integral part of a global team of researchers. With more than 10 years of experience in both research and analytics, I create portfolio-wide optimization strategies for clients highlighting efficiencies in space utilization and rents. Combining my knowledge of the market with detailed financial reports, I help clients analyze and benchmark their position and create maximum leverage.
My work often includes developing proformas to project estimated costs, utilizing a blend and extend analysis to leverage negotiations with landlords for reduced rental rates and producing other financial models that ensure tenants achieve the lowest real estate cost structure possible.
Senior Client Services Coordinator
Chicago - Downtown
I am a senior client services coordinator in Colliers | Chicago’s downtown office advisory group and a key member of the Chicago Corporate Solutions team led by David Burden, a principal. I am a direct liaison between the team and its clients and am responsible for managing the day-to-day and ongoing communications process. I also provide support in marketing strategy, meeting and event planning and project management.
Prior to joining the firm, I was most recently a client services coordinator at CBRE, where I was responsible for coordinating the production of client-facing marketing materials, compiling and maintaining client account records and liaising with in-house teams to coordinate service offerings and assess related costs. I was also previously a marketing coordinator/escrow manager with Marcus & Millichap, where I supported market research efforts, prepared offering memorandums, promoted and marketed multiple properties through third-party websites and planned, scheduled and coordinated property closings at out-of-office locations.