David Wenk

Executive Director • United States

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David Wenk

Executive Director • United States


Mr. Wenk is an Executive Director in Capital Markets, and the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Securities, Inc., a FINRA registered broker-dealer. Mr. Wenk uses structured finance products, involving tax, capital and accounting strategies, to assist major national and international corporations in maximizing real estate value.

Throughout his career, Mr. Wenk has executed over $7 billion of high profile transactions across a broad range of markets.  His proven strengths include: a specialization in corporate and institutional advisory assignments involving acquisition programs, financial restructurings and the delivery of fairness opinions for strategic transactions; and extensive experience in both the sale leaseback and the private placement markets, including personal relationships with the major institutional funding sources.

Prior to joining Capital Markets, Mr. Wenk was a partner in The Saratoga Group, an investment banking boutique that specialized in structured financing for high quality corporate and real estate clients.  Mr. Wenk previously served as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch & Co.  Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wenk was a Vice President of a leveraged lease and asset based finance affiliate of J. P. Morgan & Co. 

Awards & Associations

C&W’s deal of the year for the lease and joint venture between CIBC World Markets and Brookfield Properties at 300 Madison Avenue. Mayoral appointee to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board.


C&W’s deal of the year for the lease and joint venture between CIBC World Markets and Brookfield Properties at 300 Madison Avenue.

Mayoral appointee to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board.

Sale and partial leaseback of Citi Realty Services’ 618,555 sf campus in Irving, TX

Fairness opinion related to the merger of two industrial funds constituting over 120 properties valued at over $1.2 billion.

Fairness opinion related to a transfer of a limited partnership interest in a 2.6 million sf trophy NY office building.

Fairness opinion related to a related party transfer of 34 net-leased industrial properties for a public REIT.

Sale of the equity interest in a 1.8 million sf office tower in downtown Chicago.

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