David Knapp joins Cushman & Wakefield’s investor platform in Chicago

Cushman & Wakefield has added industry veteran David Knapp as executive managing director on the office investment services team. Knapp brings over 15 years of experience in capital markets investments, executing sales and recapitalization transactions for institutional clients in Chicago and across the Midwest.

“Adding a professional of David’s caliber further demonstrates our commitment to providing our clients with best-in-class insights on how to maximize the value of real estate holdings,” said Vicki Noonan, Chicago managing principal at Cushman & Wakefield. “He is an industry leader who has brokered billions in sales, understands the latest market conditions, trends and dynamics, and knows the value of providing research-driven solutions and customized strategies to each investor.”

Knapp comes to Cushman & Wakefield from Eastdil Secured in Chicago, where he was a partner and managing director, working primarily on office investment sales throughout the Midwest. Since 2010, he has been involved with over $10 billion in recapitalizations. Notable transaction experience includes Willis Tower, 1KFulton, One North Wacker, 71 South Wacker and T3 Minneapolis.

“David is recognized across the industry for his track record of delivering outstanding results to his clients,” said Paul Lundstedt, vice chair at Cushman & Wakefield. “He is a great addition to the capital markets team as we continue to expand our institutional knowledge and expertise throughout Chicago and the Midwest.”

Knapp previously worked for CBRE and Principal Real Estate Investors. He is a member of ULI and received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Iowa.