David S Tropp


Executive Vice President

Job Functions: Investment Sales & Acquisitions, Tenant Representation


David Tropp is currently an Executive Vice President with CBRE, joining the firm following its merger with Insignia/ESG. David is a thirty–seven-year real estate professional who has focused his career on the creation and implementation of real estate strategies on behalf of clients. An industry leader, David has been actively involved in more than 1,800 lease and sales transactions totaling over 135 million square feet and valued over $8.75 billion. He has represented diverse clients in the following industries and project types including: accounting firms, advertising, audio/video production, education, financial services, insurance companies, interactive media, law firms, nonprofit organizations, technology, telecommunications and Fortune 500 corporations. David has extensive experience with office, industrial, research and development, technology requirements, build to suits, new development and sale/leaseback projects in Chicago, the Continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

David’s real estate career began in 1980 at Podolsky and Associates, joining Frain Camins & Swartchild in 1985. He was a partner at FC&S and was actively involved in the management of the company, serving on the Executive Committee and leading the Tenant Representation Group until the acquisition in 1997 by Insignia Financial Group. CBRE, Inc., the largest fully integrated real estate organization in the world, acquired IESG in 2003. In 2016 David represented McDonald’s on their HQ relocation to Chicago that was recognized as the NAIOP & Greater Food Depository Office Lease of the year.

Areas of Interest

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