David Bale

David Bale

Executive Managing Director

Current responsibilities

David provides corporate solutions for occupiers of real estate, which includes consulting on the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets. He effectively uses his industry knowledge to help reduce his clients’ operating costs through disciplined real estate planning and negotiation. By leveraging all phases of the lease, purchase, and build-to-suit processes, David provides his clients with creative and intelligent solutions to their corporate real estate challenges.


David brings over 30 years of experience to the corporate real estate strategic planning. During his career as an exclusive tenant advocate, he has negotiated over 10.5 million square feet of lease transactions totaling nearly $1.8 billion in total consideration.


Bachelor of Arts | Economics | The University of the South, Sewanee


  • Office Broker of the Year, NAIOP (2021)
  • Office Broker of the Year Finalist, NAIOP (2007 and 2009)
  • Heavy Hitter in Office Leasing, Houston Business Journal (9 occasions)
  • Top Achiever Designation, JLL (25 Consecutive Occasions)
  • Top Gun Designation, JLL (20 Consecutive Years – Most Consecutive Years in JLL History)

Affiliations and Community Information

  • Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, Past Board of Directors
  • Post Oak YMCA, Past Board of Directors
  • Board of Trustees, The University of the South--Sewanee, 2018-2020
  • The Order of St. John Priory in the USA
  • Post Oak Little league, Volunteer
  • Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association, Member
  • The Houston Board of Realtors, Member
  • The Texas Association of Realtors, Member
  • The Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals, Member