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David Knapp Joins CBRE Capital Markets in Chicago

industry veteran David Knapp has joined CBRE Capital Markets as an EVP, focusing on institutional sales of office assets in Chicago. Based in Chicago, he has been involved in nearly $20 billion of office and retail property sales in the U.S. since 2003, including Willis Tower, One North Wacker, 1KFulton, Normandale Lake Office Park and 225 West Wacker.

“David has had a hand in some of the most significant office transactions in the city – adding his talent is a tremendous boost to our business,” said John A. Latessa Jr., president of advisory services in Chicago. “He is a deeply skilled capital markets advisor that will be a trusted asset for clients as they analyze disposition strategies.”

Most recently, Knapp served as an executive managing director at Cushman & Wakefield on the office investment services team. Prior to that, he was a partner and managing director at Eastdil Secured in Chicago.

Pictured: David Knapp.


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