David Townes

David Townes

Managing Director, Retail Brokerage

Current responsibilities

David is the market lead for retail leasing at JLL. In this role, David and his team help their retail clients plan, negotiate and execute strategies to expand and grow throughout New Jersey and New York. On the agency side, the team works with owners, investors and developers throughout the region to market and lease retail spaces.


David joined JLL in 2023 as the market lead for retail brokerage, based in their Parsippany New Jersey office. David has 13 years of experience in commercial real estate, entirely focused on retail brokerage throughout NJ, NY and CT. Prior to joining JLL, David was the head of retail brokerage for Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey office for 6 years. David’s experience also includes roles at Ripco Real Estate and Welco Realty. David holds a real estate license in New Jersey and New York.

Clients Served – Tenant

  • Phenix Salon Suites
  • Planet Fitness
  • Panera Bread
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Med Express
  • Moe’s SW Grill
  • Workout Anytime
  • Buff City Soap
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Citizens Bank
  • Pearle Vision
  • Affinity Federal Credit Union
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Dogtopia
  • Firenza Pizza

Clients Served - Landlord

  • Urban Edge Properties
  • Related Companies
  • Bentall Green Oak
  • Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation
  • The Real Estate Equity Company
  • MCP Real Estate & Investment Management
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Oster Properties

Education and affiliations

David received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He earned the CoStar Power Broker Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022.