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David Browning

Managing Director, Northeast Ohio Market Leader

David Browning Managing Director, Northeast Ohio Market Leader
Cleveland, OH 950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113

Professional Experience


David Browning has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry for over 40 years. During his career, he has had involvement in all aspects of brokerage, property management, investments, development and receivership work. Mr. Browning has an extensive track record of assignments on behalf of corporate, institutional and government clients in markets throughout the country.

As Managing Director of CBRE, Inc. in Cleveland, Mr. Browning was responsible for overseeing and managing the Northeast Ohio offices, including about 50 sales professionals. His primary focus has included business development, community and industry relations and court-ordered receiverships. The service lines he has overseen include: Brokerage, Capital Markets, Asset Services, Project Management, Valuation and Advisory, Restructuring Services and Receiverships.

Mr. Browning joined CBRE, Inc. in 1978. He was a successful office building specialist in Chicago prior to becoming the market leader for the Cleveland CBRE office in 1987. During the past 33 years he has helped to create one of the largest and most diverse commercial real estate organizations in Northeast Ohio.
Mr. Browning is an industry leader. He was the 1996 President of the Cleveland Area Board of Experience Realtors and 1998 Chairman of the Commercial Council of the Ohio Association of Realtors. In 1999, he was the President of the Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP. He is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Group for the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the Realtors Professional Standards Committee. Mr. Browning is active in the community. In 2005-2006, he became President of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, where he focuses on numerous civic projects. He was re-elected to a second term in 2010-2011 when the organization brought the Tall Ships Festival to Cleveland. In 2017, Mr. Browning became a board member of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Chairman of the Ohio Relators CI Committee in 1998 & 2021
  • Board Member of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, 2017
  • Ohio Real Estate Commission 2013-2014 Advisory Committee
  • 2014 Commercial Realtor of the Year –Akron –Cleveland Association of Realtors
  • 2014 Cleveland Rotarian of the Year
  • 2011 Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame
  • 2010 NAIOP Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 CBRE President’s Performance Award
  • 1996 Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 under 40”
  • Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) –1996 President
  • Leadership Cleveland –Class of 1998
  • 1999 President of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP)

Education


  • B.S., Business Administration –Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Receivership Experience

 

  • Fifth Third Bank vs. MZS Company Ltd. With Judge Christopher Collier
    82,400 SF Industrial Building, Medina, Ohio
    Receivership, Management, Sale
  • US Bank vs Parmatown One LLC with Judge John O’Donnell
    1.2 million SF Regional Mall, Parma, Ohio
    Receivership, Management, Sale
  • US Bank/ORIX Capital Markets vs Gotham King LLC with Judge Peter J. Corrigan
    900,000 SF Class A Suburban Office Portfolio composed of nine buildings located inBeachwood, Highland Hills, Mayfield Heights and Pepper Pike, Ohio
    Receivership, Management, Sale and Leasing
  • US Bank/Torchlight Loan Services vs First Interstate Elyria Limited Partnership with Judge Raymond Ewers
    180,000 SF Shopping Center, River Street Square Shopping Center, Elyria, Ohio
    Receivership, Leasing, Management, Sale
  • Snider Interests vs Sam Cannata with Judge Richard McMonagle
    120,000 SF Office and 80,000 SF Retail, Garfield Heights, Ohio
    Receivership, Leasing, Management, Sale and Liquidation of Operating LLCs
  • CW Capital vs Royal American with Judge Nancy Fuerst
    70,000 SF Office complex, Richmond Heights, Ohio
    Receivership, Leasing, Management, Sale
  • Auto Owners Life Insurance Company vs Liberty Corners, LLC with Judge Becky Doherty
    80,000 SF Office and Retail complex, Streetsboro, Ohio
    Receivership, Leasing, Management, Sale
  • Panzica Construction Company vs Bridgeview Crossing, LLC with Judge John Sutula
    80 Acre Land Site –Retail Development Site
    Sale
  • First Commonwealth Bank vs H H Cleveland Statler L.P. with Judge Peter J. Corrigan
    250 car multi-story parking deck in Cleveland, Ohio
    Receivership, Management, Sale
David Browning Managing Director, Northeast Ohio Market Leader
Cleveland, OH 950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113