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David L. Liebman, SIOR, JD
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

Past CLC Speaker, Nominating

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Characterized by trust, integrity and experience, DAVID L. LIEBMAN, SIOR, JD takes a creative and client-centric approach to his office and industrial real estate practice. As the Managing Broker at Merit Partners, LLC, David structures and brokers transactions for tenants and buyers, and investors. He assisted 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 in 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 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 calm, 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 Speaker of the Chapter Leadership Council of the Society for Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), member of the SIOR Board of Directors, and 2013 SIOR Chicago Chapter President and 2014 Chapter Membership Co-Chair (to name a few of his SIOR roles), he keeps abreast of both professional trends and industry developments, continually expanding the depth and breadth of his experience. “My differentiator is in attention to details and EXACTLY what the client wants and needs,” 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 & Office Real Estate Transactions

● Industrial & Office Site Selection & Acquisition

● Lease Renegotiations & Renewals

● Subleasing

● Industrial & Office Build-To-Suits

● Land Acquisitions & Dispositions

● Industrial & Office Relocation Consulting

● Communication & Negotiation Skills

● Relationship Building

  • Lead Broker, Disposition of 283,000 SF Rand McNally Headquarters
  • Winner, 2003 NAIOP Industrial Build-To-Suit of the Year - 250,000 SF Volkswagen/Audi Parts Distribution Center
  • Winner, 2010 Wisconsin Industrial Transaction of the Year - Sale of 323,000 LEED Silver Warehouse to SEDA Packaging Corp.
  • 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

Bradley Ruther, SIOR

Veterans Commercial Real Estate
Cincinnati, OH

David Liebman, SIOR, JD

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
NominatingPast CLC Speaker10/1/20189/30/2020
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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