NAI Capital - Orange County
1920 Main Street
Suite 100

Irvine, CA United States 92614
t(949) 468-2307 m(949) 887-7872 f(949) 854-7378
CA BRE License #:00893394
David
Knowlton
Executive Vice President

Specialties: Account / Transaction Mgmt., Advisory / Consulting, Appraisal / Valuation, Buyer Representation, Corporate Services, Development, Industrial, Investment, Land, Landlord Representation, Logistics / Multi-Modal, Net Leased, R&D, Special / Distressed Assets, Tenant Representation

Scope of Service Experience
Seasoned sales and leasing specialist of industrial/R&D buildings and commercial/residential land. Employs creative and responsive brokerage resulting in life-long client relationships. Assists clients with acquisitions and dispositions of leased and owned facilities, investments, site locations, lease analyses, opinions of value, build-to-suit pro formas, sale/leaseback analyses and sealed bids. Networks with a vast number of real estate professionals and trade associations to serve clients’ needs on a worldwide basis. Consistently a Top Producer throughout his 30 years of commercial real estate brokerage experience. During his tenure with NAI, David was the #1, #2 or #3 office producer for 14 out of 16 years. David was named The Irvine Company Broker of the Year for 2005 & 2008. In 2012, David was inducted into the NAI Global Hall of Fame.

In 2006, David was nominated and accepted into the NAI Capital Mentor Team consisting of more than two dozen senior brokers from all Southern California offices of NAI Capital. Members of the Mentor Team are all qualifiers for the NAI Capital Circle of Excellence which recognizes long-term professional competence and success. Mentors make themselves available to assist less seasoned brokers with problematic or complicated transactions.

Background & Experience
Executive Vice President - NAI Capital, Newport Beach, California
Owner/Broker - Knowlton Commercial Real Estate, Newport Beach, California
Vice President - Grubb & Ellis Company CRES, Anaheim, California

Education
M.B.A. Degree - University of Connecticut, Storrs
B.S. Degree in Marketing - University of Maine, Orono

Professional Associations & Designations
SIOR - Society of Industrial & Office Realtors
CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member
NAR - National Association of Realtors
CTM - Competent Toastmaster
BGS - Beta Gamma Sigma - National Honorary for Business Majors
California Real Estate Broker - License # 00893394

Transaction History
Represented Tenant on the lease of a 296,000 SF industrial building for a total consideration of $14,629,000.

Represented Buyer on the purchase of a 95,527 SF industrial building for a total consideration of $6,081,000.

Represented Asset Manager (Landlord) on the lease of three industrial buildings totaling 227,000 SF for a total consideration of $7,800,000.

Represented Asset Manager (Owner) on the sale of a 104,000 SF R&D building for a total consideration of $8,320,000.

Represented Seller and Buyer on the sale of two facilities totaling 209,250 SF for a total consideration of $16,200,000.

Represented Tenant on the lease of two adjacent facilities totaling 314,000 SF for a total consideration of $13,200,000.

Represented Tenant on the lease of a 121,000 SF R&D building for a total consideration of $4,828,000.

Represented Owner on the sale of two industrial buildings totaling 117,000 SF on 14 acres for a total consideration of $8,700,000.

Represented Asset Manager (Owner) on the sale of a 9-acre commercial land parcel for a total consideration of $5,700,000.

Represented Owner and Buyer on the sale of a 101-acre industrial/residential land parcel for a total consideration of $4,200,000.

Represented Owner and Buyer on the sale of a 30-acre commercial land parcel for a total consideration of $9,600,000.

Strategic Clients
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
City National Bank
Client Testimonials

““Thank you for the superb work you do on behalf of the Church.  When I train international real estate employees I use you as my example of the type of highly qualified regional broker to look for.  Your name was mentioned in my training in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Manila, Philippines this fall.  A few more years and you will be known worldwide!””
- Craig E. Weidmer, Manager, Real Estate Transactions Section • THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

““David Knowlton has represented Union Pacific Railroad on the sale of its assets for over 25 years. During this span, David has successfully negotiated the sale of dozens of UP’s properties within the Los Angeles Basin. We continue to use David’s services because of his consistent professionalism, integrity and excellent service. We can always count on him to put our interests at the forefront of every transaction.””
- Gary Malmberg, Senior Manager, Real Estate • UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY