David Knee

David Knee

Vice Chairman

Current responsibilities:

David Knee is Vice Chairman at JLL, responsible for overseeing the growth of the Northeast industrial practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. He is also the Vice Chairman of JLL’s Industrial Council for the Eastern Region, and a practice leader for JLL’s 3PL vertical. He has been with JLL since November 2007.


David has 30 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining JLL, he was a Principal and Executive Vice President at Klatskin Associates, which was sold to JLL in 2007. He has extensive experience in supply chain & logistics, tenant representation and agency leasing. During his career, David has completed over 100 million s.f. of sales and lease transactions valued at more than several billion dollars. In 2020 alone, he completed 21 million s.f. of transactions, with a volume of $1.5 billion dollars.

Education and affiliations:

David earned a bachelor of arts degree from Farleigh Dickinson University. He also earned a certificate for real estate investment analysis from New York University. He is a former secretary for the Industrial Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA). He is a member of Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Landlord representation:

Bentall Kennedy
Bridge Development
Brookfield Logistics
Hampshire Companies
Hartz Mountain Industries
IDI Logistics
JPMorgan Chase
Rockefeller Group
Seagis Property Group

Tenant representation:

Bed Bath & Beyond
LT Apparel
Party Rental
Pearson Education 
Waterford Wedgwood