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David L. Liebman, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate
Industrial Specialist
Managing Broker, Merit Partners, LLC
4000 West Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
United States
Phone: +1-773-202.6300
Cell: +1-847-721.6088
Chapter:   SIOR Chicago Chapter
Member Since: 1998
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Characterized by trust, integrity and experience, DAVID L. LIEBMAN, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate takes a creative and client-centric approach to his industrial real estate practice. As the Managing Broker at Merit Partners, LLC, David structures and brokers transactions for tenants and buyers, plus owners, landlords and investors. He also assists the ownership team to lease the industrial space in the 1.5 million SF former Marshall Field's/Macy's warehouse on the northwest side of Chicago. Focused, practical and methodical, David leverages his legal background that encompasses commercial real estate and corporate law in providing prudent, trusted advice in all matters relating to transactions.

David believes in life-long learning. His education and experience spans a broad spectrum of disciplines and helps him relate personally to those he serves. He also worked for several years in a specialty design, manufacturing & fabrication business. “My operating business and legal backgrounds,” he explains, “allow me to communicate on a more universal but personal level with both clients and colleagues." More than an industrial real estate broker, David is a top-line strategist and problem solver with a rock-solid work ethic, whose insight, acumen, and warm, consultative approach guides all concerned parties to educated decisions.

An active voice in his industry, David communicates its subtleties to colleagues and its complexities for clients in clear, succinct terms. As a Member-At-Large of the Standards Council of the Society for Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), 2013 SIOR Chicago Chapter President and 2014 Chapter Membership Co-Chair, he keeps abreast of both professional trends and industry developments, continually expanding the depth and breadth of his experience. “My differentiator is in attending to the details,” he notes. “This plays out in every deal that I do. My goal is to deliver superlative customer service. I am an advocate for my clients.”


● Industrial Real Estate Transactions

● Industrial Site Selection & Acquisition

● Lease Renegotiations & Renewals

● Subleasing

● Industrial Build-To-Suits

● Land Acquisitions & Dispositions

● Industrial Relocation Consulting

● Communication & Negotiation Skills

● Relationship Building

  • LEED Green Associate
  • SIOR, Industrial Specialist
  • Juris Doctor
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD
  • Colgate University, AB in Geology
Areas of Practice
  • Investments
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord
  • Corporate Services
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Consulting
M2M Transactions

Bradley Ruther, SIOR

Veterans Commercial Real Estate
Cincinnati, OH

David Liebman, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate

Merit Partners, LLC
Chicago, IL

$1,344,126 Industrial Lease

42,514 sq. ft.

Bradley represented Midmark
David represented Midmark

Lincolnshire, IL - May 23, 2013
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
SPB - Distribution and Logistics  1/1/20061/1/2020
Professional StandardsMember10/1/20179/30/2019
Chapter Leadership CouncilSpeaker, Chapter Leadership Council10/1/201610/31/2018
Conference CommitteeMember11/1/201710/31/2018
Planning & Program Development 10/1/201710/30/2018
Board of DirectorsSpeaker, Chapter Leadership Council8/1/20169/30/2018
Membership Standards & Admissions CommitteeMember10/20/201610/31/2017
Professional StandardsMember10/1/20169/30/2017
Non Dues Revenue CommitteeMember1/1/201612/31/2016
Membership Standards & Admissions CommitteeMember11/1/201410/31/2016
Chapter Leadership CouncilCOPS Speaker-Elect10/1/20149/30/2016
Membership StandardsCOPS Speaker-Elect9/23/20149/30/2016
Professional StandardsMember10/1/20149/30/2016
Non Dues Revenue CommitteeMember1/1/201512/31/2015
Professional StandardsMember10/31/201310/31/2015
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