David Berzina serves as Vice President with JLL’s Tenant Representation team in Fort Worth. He is responsible for securing commercial real estate solutions for a variety of clients across North Texas.
With his vast experience, he is able to provide in-depth knowledge and insights to JLL's growing client base, including site selection, economic development strategy and incentive negotiation.
For 12 years, David served as the Executive Vice President for Economic Development for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber in 2004, Berzina served for 16 years in management and CEO capacities for chambers of commerce and economic development organizations in Texas, Michigan and Louisiana.
Over the course of his economic development career, Berzina has been responsible for over 26 million square feet of construction, $6.3 billion in capital investment, 35,000 jobs and over $1.5 billion in annual payroll.
David is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a graduate of the Institute for Organizations Management from the University of Delaware and also holds the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
In 2013, IEDC awarded Berzina the designation of Fellow Member for “outstanding service to the field of economic development.”
He has served two terms on the Texas Economic Development Board and will begin his fourth term on the International Economic Development Council board in 2018.
Locally, Berzina has served on the Dallas/Fort Worth Economic Development Marketing Team Executive Committee for 12 years. He served on the inaugural City of Fort Worth Homeless Commission, was appointed by the Mayor to chair the Fort Worth Economic Development Incentive Review Committee in 2016 and also served on the City’s Development Advisory Committee, the City’s Minority and Women’s Business Advisory Council and the board of Fort Worth Sister Cities for 10 years. Berzina presently serves on the board of Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County.
When he’s away from the office, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, son, Christopher, and daughter, Brooke.