David Kelly



David Kelly joined Cushman & Wakefield in July 2011 as Vice President. Dave’s career in real estate began in 1986 and has encompassed a wide variety of experience: industrial leasing, development, and asset management. He currently specializes in industrial brokerage in Greater Cincinnati. His core emphasis is industrial project leasing and sales. Dave has completed more than 1,100 real estate transactions over his career. Since joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2011, Dave has completed over 75 lease transactions (5,045,000 sf) valued in excess of $45 million.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Dave was Vice President - Market Officer for Prologis, responsible for both the Cincinnati and Louisville markets for over 16 years. These portfolios are valued in excess of $500 million and totalled 14.1 million square feet of institutional grade industrial properties. His experience includes development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and property management. Dave has also worked for Heitman Properties, Ostendorf Morris Colliers, and Mead Corporation.

Awards & Associations

  • CCIM Designation #4124
  • Member of NAIOP
  • University of Cincinnati Real Estate Roundtable
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Ohio and Kentucky


Since 1986, Dave has completed more than 1,100 transactions. Some of his major transactions include:

  • Wayfair lease of 890,000 SF in Hebron, KY
  • Johnson Controls lease of 604,000 SF in Louisville, KY
  • Reynolds Metals lease of 526,000 SF in Louisville, KY
  • Adidas lease of 492,000 SF in Hebron, KY
  • Cornerstone Brands lease of 400,200 SF in West Chester, OH
  • Innotrac lease of 396,000 SF in Hebron, KY
  • APL Logistics lease of 382,800 SF in Louisville, KY
  • Konica Minolta lease of 322,000 SF in Louisville, KY
  • Groupon lease of 316,800 SF in Hebron, KY
  • Schwarz Paper lease of 316,800 SF in Hebron, KY
  • Master Grand Cabinets lease of 298,000 SF in Louisville, KY
  • Procter & Gamble lease of 296,000 SF in West Chester, OH
  • Best Buy lease of 236,000 SF in Louisville, KY
  • Prologis/Meniscus Group sale of 235,000 SF in Fairfield, OH
  • Palmer Donavin lease of 234,000 SF in Cincinnati, OH
  • Graham Packaging lease of 190,787 SF in West Chester, OH
  • Levi Strauss lease of 151,000 SF in Hebron, KY
  • Mondelez lease of 111,000 SF in West Chester, OH
  • Prologis/McLane Foodservice land sale of 43.8 acres in Hebron, KY


Prologis, GLP, Eaton Vance, Clarion Partners, Kellogg, Procter & Gamble, International Paper, Levi Strauss, Honeywell, Tropicana, Amerisource Bergin, UPS, Best Buy, Konica Minolta, Sonoco, Cintas, Master Lock, IKON Office Solutions, Adidas, Ferguson Enterprises, APL, CEVA Logistics, NFI, BNSF, Delta Airlines, Johnson Controls, Meniscus Group, Sysco Foods, Groupon, Polar Air Cargo