David Stone

Founder and Principal

David has consistently been one of the leading landlord and tenant representatives in the Downtown Chicago area and was named the Chicago Retail Broker of the Year by Crain's Chicago Business. David has earned a reputation as a respected leader within the industry and an advisor to many of his colleagues. David earned his Master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.

Prior to forming Stone Real Estate Corporation, David served for eight years as Vice President/ Director of Retail Leasing at M & J Wilkow, Ltd., a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment company. He started his Real Estate career at CBRE's Downtown Chicago office, focusing on urban retail. David's background also includes serving as Regional Director of Operations for The Levy Organization, a national real estate and foodservice company, responsible for company operations in Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and Pittsburgh.

David was appointed by the City of Chicago Department of Planning to the Retail Advisory Committee for the Mayor's Task Force on State Street and the Mayor's Task Force on Wabash. He also serves on the Magnificent Mile Association's Sign and Urban Design Committee.

Attention to Retail

David is one of the most well-respected brokers in the Chicago real estate industry. He has worked on some of the most iconic buildings in Chicago and is a trusted advisor to many prominent owners and developers. His is an expertise that starts in the Loop and extends to High Street retail and specialty/lifestyle centers. He is an artful negotiator and pays strong attention to nuance and detail.

Recent Assignments
Merchandise MartRiver North, Chicago, ILVornado
Northwestern Memorial HospitalStreeterville, Chicago, ILNorthwestern Hospital
1225 N. WellsOld Town, Chicago, ILHines Interests
Block 37State Street, Chicago, ILCIM Group
Plaza Del LagoWilmette, ILMoss Realty
The Paddock ShopsLouisville, KYAEW
Geographical Experience

Landlord and tenant representation in Downtown Chicago as well as neighborhoods: River North, Streeterville, West Loop, South Loop, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Bucktown and surrounding suburbs; Naperville, Evanston, Wilmette, Highland Park, Lake Forest.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Louisville, Kentucky

Notable Transactions

Chicago Architecture Foundation, 111 E. Wacker
The Gap, 555 N. Michigan Avenue
Howells & Hood, Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Latinicity, Block 37
AMC Theaters, Block 37
Banana Republic, Block 37
From Here On Food Hall, The Old Post Office


Retail Broker of the Year, Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards