Mr. David Liebman, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate

Managing Broker,
Merit Partners, LLC

Contact Details

Merit Partners, LLC
4000 West Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Phone: (773) 202.6300 xExt. 3#

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  • Juris Doctor, SIOR, Industrial Specialist, LEED Green Associate


  • Colgate University, AB in Geology, DePaul University College of Law, JD

Areas Of Practice

  • Brokerage Management
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Services
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Investments
  • Landlord
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Tenant Representation


Characterized by trust, integrity and experience, DAVID L. LIEBMAN, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate takes a creative and client-centric approach to his industrial real estate practice. As the Managing Broker at Merit Partners, LLC, David structures and brokers transactions for tenants and buyers, plus owners, landlords and investors. He also assists the ownership team to lease the industrial space in the 1.5 million SF former Marshall Field's/Macy's warehouse on the northwest side of Chicago. Focused, practical and methodical, David leverages his legal background that encompasses commercial real estate and corporate law in providing prudent, trusted advice in all matters relating to transactions.

David believes in life-long learning. His education and experience spans a broad spectrum of disciplines and helps him relate personally to those he serves. He also worked for several years in a specialty design, manufacturing & fabrication business. “My operating business and legal backgrounds,” he explains, “allow me to communicate on a more universal but personal level with both clients and colleagues." More than an industrial real estate broker, David is a top-line strategist and problem solver with a rock-solid work ethic, whose insight, acumen, and warm, consultative approach guides all concerned parties to educated decisions.

An active voice in his industry, David communicates its subtleties to colleagues and its complexities for clients in clear, succinct terms. As a Member-At-Large of the Standards Council of the Society for Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), 2013 SIOR Chicago Chapter President and 2014 Chapter Membership Co-Chair, he keeps abreast of both professional trends and industry developments, continually expanding the depth and breadth of his experience. “My differentiator is in attending to the details,” he notes. “This plays out in every deal that I do. My goal is to deliver superlative customer service. I am an advocate for my clients.”

● Industrial Real Estate Transactions
● Industrial Site Selection & Acquisition
● Lease Renegotiations & Renewals
● Subleasing
● Industrial Build-To-Suits
● Land Acquisitions & Dispositions
● Industrial Relocation Consulting
● Communication & Negotiation Skills
● Relationship Building