David J Murphy


Executive Vice President

Job Functions: Investment Sales & Acquisitions, Tenant Representation


David Murphy is an Executive Vice President with CBRE. He is the firm's top producing industrial broker in the northern half of Florida and is recognized as one of the leading industrial real estate professionals in the Southeastern United States. David oversees a multi-disciplined industrial and logistics team whose market knowledge, creativity, and industry relationships provide winning solutions for his clients. David and his team have completed over $2 billion in industrial sale and lease transactions over the past 22 years at CBRE.


David has been recognized for an unprecedented eighteen times as Industrial Broker of the Year by the Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP. He has appeared multiple years at CBRE's National Recognition Conference as one of the firm's top brokers in the Americas and is also a recipient of CBRE's Florida Award of Excellence. In 2018, American City Business Journals named David one of the Top 100 Commercial Real Estate Professionals in the United States. Both a Florida Certified General Appraiser and a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) David combines relentless advocacy for his clients with a strong technical real estate background. He is a sought-after national speaker on emerging trends impacting industrial real estate and is frequently quoted in local and national publications.


David began his real estate career in 1989 as a freshman at the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Real Estate. He was a member of the Penn State men's ice hockey team and was later inducted into the Penn State Hockey Hall of Fame. David played professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League and raced late model stock cars at several Pennsylvania tracks before moving to Florida and joining the Orlando office of CBRE in 1998.


Markets Covered


Mr. Murphy and his team focus their industrial and office/flex real estate services in the following locations:


Orlando (Orange County)


Lakeland, Winter Haven, Davenport (Polk County)


Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford (Seminole County)


Kissimmee (Osceola County)


Daytona, Deland, Deltona (Volusia County)


Florida's Space Coast, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, and Titusville (Brevard County)


Clermont, Groveland (Lake County)


Ocala (Marion County)


Mr. Murphy also represents industrial investors throughout the state of Florida and represents several large industrial tenants in multi-state, multi-market requirements.


Business Achievements


Mr. Murphy has received the following recognition for his market leading industrial real estate services on behalf of his clients:


2018 CBRE National Recognition Conference (Top 10%)


2018 Business Journals Top 100 Most Influential People in Commercial Real Estate


2018 NAIOP Of Central Florida Top Industrial Sales Broker


2017 Orlando Business Journals "Deal Maker of the Year"


2017 Real Estate Forum Top 15 Industrial Leasing and Sales Brokers


Recognized by CBRE as Top 225 Nationally, Top 25 in Florida, and Top 5 In the Orlando Office


NAIOP of Central Florida Industrial Broker of the Year for 17 years


CBRE Florida Award of Excellence


Central Florida Commercial Association of REALTORS Top Overall Producer


Orlando Business Journal 40 under 40


CBRE Eastern US Rookie of the Year


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


2020 President, Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP


Member CBRE Industrial Advisory Council (IAC)


CBRE National Industrial Team


CBRE Special Properties Group


CBRE E-Commerce Practice Group


Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI)


Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)


Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)


Associate Member, NAIOP




Bachelor of Science, Real Estate, Pennsylvania State University


Graduate level courses in advanced real estate financial analysis, Penn State

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Ground Lease, Acquisition, Development, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type