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David S. Tropp

Executive Vice President

David S. Tropp

Executive Vice President
+1 312 9351424
+1 312 9351435

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience

David S. Tropp is currently an Executive Vice President with CBRE, joining the firm following its merger with Insignia/ESG. David is a thirty-seven year real estate professional who has focused his career on the creation and implementation of real estate strategies on behalf of clients. An industry leader, David has been actively involved in more than 1,700 lease and sales transactions totaling over 123 million square feet and valued over $7.5 billion. He has represented diverse clients in the following industries and project types including: accounting firms, advertising, audio/video production, education, financial services, insurance companies, interactive media, law firms, nonprofit organizations, technology, telecommunications and Fortune 500 corporations. David has extensive experience with office, industrial, research and development, technology requirements, build to suits, new development and sale/leaseback projects in Chicago, the Continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

David's real estate career began in 1980 at Podolsky and Associates, joining Frain Camins & Swartchild in 1985. He was a partner at FC&S and was actively involved in the management of the company, serving on the Executive Committee and leading the Tenant Representation Group until the acquisition in 1997 by Insignia Financial Group. CBRE, Inc., the largest fully integrated real estate organization in the world, acquired IESG in 2003. In 2006 David represented McDonald's on their HQ relocation to Chicago that was recognized as the NAIOP & Greater Food Depository Office Lease of the year.


Philanthropic & Professional Affiliations

  • Metropolitan Family Services - Board of Directors (1987 - current)
    • Strategic Issues Committee - Chair (2003 - current)
    • Head Start Oversight Board - Chair (2013 - current)
    • Executive Committee - Member (2003 - current)
  • Leadership Greater Chicago; Fellows Class of 1995
    • Board of Directors 1995 - 1997; 2013 - current
      • Finance Committee - Chair (2016 - current)
      • Executive Committee (2016 - current)
    • LGC Fellows Association Board 2010 - current
      • LFA Board - President 2013 - 2016
    • 2016 Distinguished Fellow
  • Jewish Vocational Services - Board of Directors (1994 - 2001)
  • Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) - Member and Former Board Member
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) - Member (2003 - 2013)
  • BESCO Graphic Systems - Board of Directors (1985 - 2000)
  • 2016 Office Transaction of the Year NAIOP & Greater Chicago Food Depository

Education


  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Arts


Significant Assignments

 

  • Pactiv Corporation (Multiple Projects)  |  28,000,000 SF
  • Packaging Corporation of America (Multiple Projects)  |  18,500,000 SF
  • Pregis/Hexacomb Corporation (Multiple Projects) | 2,100,000 SF
  • Stericycle Corp. (Multiple Projects) | 2,000,000 SF
  • Tellabs (Multiple Projects) | 2,000,000 SF
  • Tenneco Automotive (Multiple Projects) | 1,600,000 SF
  • Stericycle Corp. (Multiple Projects) | 1,600,000 SF
  • McDonald's HQ | 600,000 SF
  • GEMS Education | 310,000 SF
  • AGT/Seven World Wide (Multiple Projects) | 250,000 SF
  • Metropolitan Family Services (Multiple Projects) | 250,000 SF
  • Verizon Airfone (Multiple Projects) | 240,000 SF
  • Gardner, Carton & Douglas | 230,000 SF
  • Fireman's Fund | 200,000 SF
  • Jewish Vocational Services (Multiple Projects) | 150,000 SF
  • Barnes & Thornburg | 110,000 SF
  • Sunstone, Inc. | 95,000 SF
  • RCN | 80,000 SF
  • Veolia Environmental | 80,000 SF
  • Tellular Corporation | 72,500 SF
  • Howrey LLC | 65,000 SF
  • The Art Institute of Chicago | 53,800 SF
  • Voicestream Communications | 53,400 SF
  • Giant Step (Division of Leo Burnett) | 44,000 SF
  • CIGNA | 42,500 SF
  • Power Construction | 40,000 SF
  • Veolia Transportation | 40,000 SF
  • Orbis Broadcast Group | 30,000 SF
  • Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy | 27,700 SF
  • Bryan Cave | 24,500 SF
  • Answers Media | 24,400 SF
  • Jascula/Terman | 17,000 SF

Clients

  • AEGON
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Barnes and Thornburg
  • CIGNA
  • Fireman’s Fund
  • GEMS Education
  • K12
  • McDonald's
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Pactiv / Reynolds
  • RCN
  • Sprint
  • Stericycle Corporation 
  • Tellabs
  • Veolia

 


David S. Tropp

Executive Vice President
+1 312 9351424
+1 312 9351435

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400