David Findling

Executive Director • United States

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David Findling

Executive Director • United States


David Findling is a senior executive in one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services companies.  He provides solutions to corporate occupiers and has been doing so for the past 29 years.  Mr. Findling provides best-in-class service for his clients and is founding Chairman of the Tenant Advisory Group of Cushman & Wakefield. 

Tenant Representation is the first of his two primary areas of expertise. He has a vast amount of experience in representing law firms and financial services companies; however, he has clients in many other sectors including science, tech, and media. The second is Transaction Management. David has delivered multi market transaction advisory services in virtually every major US and global market over his career.

Mr. Findling is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Executives’ Club of Chicago, CoreNet and is a chapter sponsor of the Association of Legal Administrators. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and has taken several CCIM Education courses. Mr. Findling is the recipient of various awards, including: 2009 NAIOP “Transaction of the Year” nominee; Top 10 Producer 2000, 2003 – 2014; Duke Realty Corporation – 2003 Deal of the Year; 2003 & 2004 Costar Chicago Top 20 Power Broker; and National Top 200 Producer.  

Community Leadership

Economic Club of Chicago
Executives Club of Chicago
Association of Legal Administrators
Kenilworth-Winnetka Baseball Association, Commissioner
Volunteer, Starlight Foundation


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of California at Los Angeles

CCIM Education Services

Awards & Associations

NAIOP “Transaction of the Year,” 2009 and 2012

Top 10 Producer, 2000, 2003-2013

Deal of the Year: Duke Realty Corporation, 2003

CoStar Chicago Top 20 Power Broker, 2003, 2004


AIG, Regional Headquarters – 200,000 SF
AIG, Regional Headquarters – 75,000 SF
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Multi-Market Tenant Representation – 250,000 + SF
Barry Callebaut, Regional Headquarters Expansion/Renewal – 40,000 SF
Click Commerce, Headquarters Relocation – 33,000 SF
Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth, Acquisition – 35,000 SF
FTI Corp., Regional Office Relocation – 100,000 SF
Mayer Brown, Disposition – 34,000 SF
Oppenheimer & Co., Expansion and Relocation – 41,000 SF
Salesforce.com, Regional Headquarters – 120,000 SF
Sedgwick CMS (a subsidiary of Marsh), Early Renewal/Occupancy Cost Reduction – 58,000 SF
Strayer University, Metro Chicago Campuses – 75,000 SF
State Farm Insurance, Regional Consolidation and Relocation – 72,000 SF
UL LLC, Global Representation – 4,000,000 SF

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