David Matthews

David Matthews

Managing Director

Current responsibilities
A Managing Director at JLL, David's primary responsibilities include strategic real estate planning and acquisition for corporate facilities and real estate assets, as well as managing financial and analytical issues relative to ongoing projects. The combination of these practices has led to a focus on strategic planning and execution of large, complex headquarters assignments and certain broker-led account relationships.  Often these relationships are part of larger account management that David leads to best leverage the JLL platform.  In the largest corporate relocation into the City of Chicago ever, David worked for 4 years on behalf of United Airlines, managing a multi-disciplined team on a $1B project, involving more than 3,000 people, $35M+ in incentives, more than 850,000 square feet.  Most recently, David led a 3+ year process and team on behalf of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, resulting in another landmark HQ transaction of 250,000 SF and a transaction value in excess of $400M.  

Over his nearly 20-year career, David has been involved in more than 6 million square feet of transactions with an aggregate value of more than $4.5 billion.  Before The Staubach Company and JLL merger in 2008, David was the Principal at The Staubach Company for over 7 years.

  • Strategic Plans / HQ Projects
  • Computershare – Ongoing  HQ 200,000 SF – Louisville, KY
  • Coach, Inc – Ongoing Ops Center 150,000 SF – (NY Area)
  • Hyatt Corporation - 2014 HQ 250,000 SF
  • The Pritzker Organization - 2014 HQ 60,000 SF
  • Zurich NA Insurance - 2013 HQ 750,000 SF
  • United Airlines - 2009-2011 HQ 850,000 SF
  • OfficeMax - 2008 HQ 300,000 SF
  • CBS Television Chicago - 2006 HQ 100,000 SF
  • Houghton Mifflin - 2005 HQ 150,000 SF
  • Navistar Financial Svcs - 2003 HQ 75,000 SF
  • Synovate (Ipsos) - 2002 HQ 90,000 SF
  • Zurich Life Insurance - 2001 HQ 300,000 SF 

Other notable clients

  • Gensler Architects
  • Deutsch Boerse
  • Great Wolf Amusement
  • Chuhak & Tecson Law Firm
  • Silver Spring Networks
  • Viacom International
  • MTV Networks
  • Paramount Pictures 

Education and affiliations
Mr. Matthews is a graduate of Bradley University where he majored in English and Literature.  Prior to transferring to Bradley, David attended Vanderbilt University, where he majored in economics. 


  • NAIOP Nominee 2001 – 2010, 2014, 2015
  • NAIOP Winner 2005 (Downtown Office Transaction of the Year, CBS), 2006 (Suburban Office Transaction of the Year, OfficeMax), 2007 (Downtown Office Transaction of the Year, United Airlines), 2015 (Downtown Office Transaction of the Year, Hyatt Corporation)
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Nominee for Broker or Transaction of the Year 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014
  • GCFD Winner 2009 for Transaction of the Year (United Airlines) and 2014 (Zurich Insurance)