I work as a financial analyst with Colliers’ occupier services team in Chicago, assisting with business development strategies, transaction management services, and market research for major office, industrial, healthcare, and life sciences tenants in the Chicagoland Area.
Previously, I worked in banking as a trade analyst for investment operations helping institutional investors make investment decisions based off of indepth market research.
BS in Business Administration, Finance & Commercial Real Estate, Marquette University
Principal and Executive Vice President
Chicago - Downtown
David Burden is one of the leading corporate real estate services transaction advisors in the US, a four time finalist for Chicago’s tenant rep broker of the year, and has achieved Colliers Chicago top producer four times since 2010 in a company with over 100 leading commercial brokers in the market.
David specializes in tenant representation for office, lab, industrial, retail, education and specialty facilities. He leads team of six professional who specialize in local brokerage and account portfolio management. They have completed thousands of transactions including renewals, new leases, build to suits, purchases and sales transactions.
David is a leader in several practice groups, including Financial & Insurance Services, Life Science Practice Group, and the Education Services Group. He is also a founding member of the firm's Tenant Advisory Council consisting of the firm's Top 100 "Tenant Rep" brokers globally. His comprehensive approach including assisting clients to identify an efficient space program; impartially survey all viable properties; tenaciously negotiating favorable terms; and procuring archiects, contractors and consultants for implementation. His team provides a one stop solutions for account management, lease administration, workplace strategy, labor analytics, capital markets, project management, and incentives procurement services.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2008, he worked in similar capacities at competitors CBRE and C&W. Earlier in his career, David also worked on Capitol Hill developing a specialty in economic incentives and later as a site selection consultant at Arthur Andersen LLP before earning his MBA and focusing on corporate real estate advisory and brokerage services.
David and wife Kristy met at the University of Illinois, married in 2001, and are blessed with three teenage sons.
Senior Vice President
Chicago - Downtown
As a senior vice president within the Corporate Solutions team, I am focused on tenant representation services in Colliers International’s Chicago office. I specialize in the optimization of a company's real estate holdings through workplace strategy development and implementation, site selection, property disposition and acquisition, financial analysis and modeling, deal negotiation and construction project management. My clientele and area of focus is primarily in the downtown Chicago marketplace.
I am a leader on a team committed to delivering comprehensive real estate solutions to some of Colliers' most valued customers.
I have been recognized for exceptional service and am just one of a few professionals nationwide selected to play an active role in a development council that is focused on creating workplace solutions to satisfy the evolving demands of technology, space compression and design preferences while satisfying a wide range of work activities.
My team received the Service Provider of the Year award at the 2015 CoreNet Global REAL Awards, which recognizes exceptional service delivery on a consistent basis while bringing innovative ideas to the table.
I joined the Colliers team in August 2012. My prior work experience involved working as an associate director at Newmark Knight Frank where I specialized in tenant representation and corporate advisory services. While there, I represented a diverse group of clients who provided real estate strategies ranging from acquisitions and dispositions to lease restructures and consolidations.
I previously served as an associate vice president at UGL Equis, where I provided tenant-focused commercial real estate advisory services.
Chicago - Rosemont
I serve as a financial analyst supporting a growing number of Colliers’ top office and industrial clients. In my role, I specialize in creating and analyzing complex lease, sale, sale leaseback, and investment financials for some of the top annual producers and multiple fortune 500 companies both in the US and around the world. I also work extensively with Colliers’ occupier services team in Chicago, assisting with business development strategies, transaction management services, and market research for major office, industrial, healthcare, and life sciences tenants in the Chicagoland Area.
Previously, I worked in real estate development consulting, helping both public and private developers with market and financial feasibility for major stadium, arena, mixed-use entertainment, and higher education developments throughout the United States.