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David L. Liebman
SIOR, JD

Managing Broker

Merit Partners, LLC

4000 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639

Market
Chicago
Specialty
Industrial Specialist
Member Since
1998
Chapter
SIOR Chicago Chapter
Areas of Practice
Investments, Tenant Representation, Landlord, Corporate Services, Distribution & Logistics, Sale/Leasing, Consulting
Accreditations
SIOR, Industrial Specialist, Juris Doctor
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.”

Specialties

● 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.
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD
  • Colgate University, AB in Geology
Bradley Ruther, SIOR
Veterans Commercial Real Estate
Cincinnati, OH
David Liebman, SIOR, JD
Merit Partners, LLC
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$1,344,126
42,514 Sq. Ft.
May 23, 2013 Lincolnshire, IL

Bradley represented Midmark

David represented Midmark

Nominating
  • Role : Past CLC Speaker
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2018
  • End Date : 9/30/2020
Professional Standards
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2019
  • End Date : 9/30/2020
SPB - Distribution and Logistics
  • Role :
  • Begin Date : 1/1/2006
  • End Date : 1/1/2020
Professional Standards
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2017
  • End Date : 9/30/2019
Chapter Leadership Council
  • Role : Speaker, Chapter Leadership Council
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2016
  • End Date : 10/31/2018
Conference Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 11/1/2017
  • End Date : 10/31/2018
Planning & Program Development
  • Role :
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2017
  • End Date : 10/30/2018
Board of Directors
  • Role : Speaker, Chapter Leadership Council
  • Begin Date : 8/1/2016
  • End Date : 9/30/2018
Membership Standards & Admissions Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/20/2016
  • End Date : 10/31/2017
Professional Standards
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2016
  • End Date : 9/30/2017
Non Dues Revenue Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 1/1/2016
  • End Date : 12/31/2016
Membership Standards & Admissions Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 11/1/2014
  • End Date : 10/31/2016
Chapter Leadership Council
  • Role : COPS Speaker-Elect
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2014
  • End Date : 9/30/2016
Membership Standards
  • Role : COPS Speaker-Elect
  • Begin Date : 9/23/2014
  • End Date : 9/30/2016
Professional Standards
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/1/2014
  • End Date : 9/30/2016
Non Dues Revenue Committee
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 1/1/2015
  • End Date : 12/31/2015
Professional Standards
  • Role : Member
  • Begin Date : 10/31/2013
  • End Date : 10/31/2015
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