David Klein

Executive Managing Director
Executive Managing Director

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    1950 University Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    United States

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    +1 415 828-2188

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David Klein is a Managing Director in the Cushman & Wakefield Palo Alto office. With over 28 years of industry
experience, David brings a deep transactional background and broad product experience to the Palo Alto
Transaction Advisory team. He has executed land, office, retail, lab, warehouse and manufacturing sales and
leasing projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally. Over the last several years
he has developed expertise in the area of life science through his work with Roche, Genentech, Elan, Prothena, and
Boehringer Ingelheim. His background as a transactional real estate attorney provides a unique depth of experience.
Prior to joining C&W, David was a Senior Vice President and Partner at Cassidy Turley BT Commercial, where he
was a Top 25 Producer in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010 and a Managing Director at DTZ from 2011-2015
where he was a consistent top 5% performer.
• Confidential Global Technology Company: 375,000sf in 3 lease transactions in the Bay Area
• Roche Group: Multiple office/lab transactions throughout the Americas (18 countries)
• Wet Seal: 188,000sf HQ office/distribution lease renewal
• Boehringer Ingelheim: Manufacturing campus restack Fremont, CA
• Cost Plus World Market: 2 million+ sf distribution center build/sale/leaseback in Windsor, VA and Stockton, CA
• Brook Furniture Rental: 40 retail, office and distribution facilities (US) 700,000sf+
• Ingenio: 37,000sf office lease acquisition San Francisco, CA
• Patelco Credit Union: 65,000sf HQ sale San Francisco and 56,248sf HQ office lease acquisition Pleasanton, CA
• MBA Credits, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
• JD, Loyola Marymount University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
• BA, History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
• 2008- LEED Accredited Professional-Commercial Interiors: US Green Building Council 
• 2007- Member, Office and Industrial Designation: Society of Office and Industrial Realtors
• 1982- Real Estate Broker #00790730: State of California
• 1980- Attorney at Law (Inactive) #92787: California Bar Association
• 2015- #2 Producer San Francisco & Global Top 100 Producer: Cushman & Wakefield
• 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010- Top 25 Producer: Cassidy Turley



Awards & Associations

  • · 2017- R&D Deal of the Year: Boehringer Ingelheim, SIOR San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Annual Award
  • · 2009- Green Leadership Award: Cassidy Turley San Francisco Bay Region
  • · 2002- Deal Maker of the Year: Cassidy Turley San Francisco Bay Region
  • · 2001- Service Excellence Award: Cushman & Wakefield San Francisco Bay Region
  • · 2000- Office Deal of the Year, Oakland, California: GSA/National Park Service, San Francisco Business Times Annual Award
  • · 1986- Building of the Year High-Rise Category: 44 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA, Building Owners & Managers Association, San Francisco Chapter


Partial Client List
Roche Group
Productos Roche S.A.
Cisco Systems
Cost Plus World Market
Patelco Credit Union
American Apparel
GSA/National Park Service
Digital River
Brook Furniture Rental
Bank of America N.T. & S.A.
Wet Seal
Boehringer Ingelheim
First Data
Elan Pharmaceuticals
Prothena Bioscience
NSG Pilkington
Encinal Industries
US Healthworks
Blick Art Materials