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David K Conn

Executive Vice President

David K Conn

Executive Vice President
CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker
+1 813 2738440
+1 813 2237144

Professional Experience

David Conn is an Executive Vice President, and the Southeast Director of the Retailer Services Group. Mr. Conn provides corporate real estate services to major retailers including strategic planning, market research, and site selection services. As the Southeast Director of the Retailer Services Group, Mr. Conn is one of seven directors throughout the U.S. and Canada charged with coordinating and providing best-of-class corporate real estate services to retailers. He also provides local development services to institutions and retail developers. In his 31 years with CBRE, Mr. Conn has successfully negotiated well over 600 transactions on behalf of his clients.

In 2007 and 2006, Mr. Conn was recognized as the Top Producing Retail Professional in the Company. In 2006, Mr. Conn was also awarded the Florida William H. McCarthy Award, the company’s highest honor in recognition of integrity, ethics and leadership; and in 1999, he was awarded the Larry Perrish Leadership Award by his peers, which is given annually to the “Retail Salesman who exemplifies the Best of Class within CBRE.”

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Southeast Director, Retailer Services Group (RSG)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Board Member, Gift of Adoption Fund
  • Tampa Kiwanis Club, Past President - Tampa Kiwanis Foundation


  • CBRE Top Retail Professional - Americas, 2007 & 2006; #1 in the Southeast for all specialties, 2008
  • William H. McCarthy Award - Florida, 2006
  • Larry Perrish Leadership Award, 1999
  • CBRE Number One Broker Tampa, 8 times since 1995
  • Colbert Coldwell Circle (CBRE Top 3 Percent) --2007, 2006, 1998, 1997
  • CBRE Top 200, 7 times since 1996
  • Broker of the Year, 2003 – Gulf Coast Business Journal
  • Superstar Broker, 1999 – Real Estate Forum Magazine
  • CBRE Number One Florida (all specialties), 2008, 2007, 1998, 1997


  • Hamilton College, Bachelor of Arts
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida

Significant Assignments

  • Clearwater Mall Redevelopment - 750,000 sq. ft. regional center in Clearwater, FL. Arranged a joint venture between New Plan Excel Realty Trust and The Sembler Company, provided consulting services and handled anchor tenant procurement and outparcels.
  • Gulf Coast Town Center - 1.7 million sq. ft. hybrid center in Fort Myers, FL. Represented The Richard E. Jacobs Group.
  • Fifth Third Bank - Represented their market entry into Tampa Bay MSA from 2004 to 2008. Responsibilities included market strategy and site selection. Completed over 35 transactions during this time.
  • Wawa - Currently handling Wawa's entry into West Florida. Completed close to 100 transactions in the last 5 years.
  • Tampa International Airport - Part of a team that provided land development consulting services to TIA.
  • Earth Fare - Currently handling Earth Fare's expansion throughout the Tampa Bay region.


  • Blue Martini
  • Boot Barn
  • Earth Fare
  • Sonic Auto
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Wawa

David K Conn

Executive Vice President
CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker
+1 813 2738440
+1 813 2237144