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David Hollister

Managing Director

David Hollister serves as a managing director in Newmark Knight Frank's Cleveland office. A native of Cleveland, Mr. Hollister joined NKF there in 2005 and has since become one of the firm's top producers. He previously worked for 20 years in New York City. A veteran of Wall Street, he spent 10 years as a U.S. government bond trader at Credit Suisse. He previously worked at KPMG and later managed the finances of a dot-com while spearheading its relocation with the help of what was then Newmark Lewis. Mr. Hollister also sold interactive pitching machines to Major League Baseball clubs.

Mr. Hollister's wealth of experience in finance, sales and real estate brings a myriad of skill sets to bear. Recent assignments include:

  • Site selection and negotiation for client Snavely Group’s new, 13-acre headquarters
  • Negotiated over 150,000 SF of office leases in Central Business District for landlord client Optima
  • Representation of the Dolan family's 140,000 SF Chardon portfolio
  • Procured 48,000 SF tenant Electronic Merchant Systems in Central Business District for landlord client Bedrock
  • Procured 37,000 SF tenants 3B Supply and Window Nation for landlord client in Warrensville Heights
  • Site selection and lease negotiation for Viaquest's 25,000 SF location in Cincinnati
  • Site selection and lease negotiation for VHT's 24,000 SF headquarters in Fairlawn
  • Site selection and lease negotiation for National College's 20,000 SF location in Canton
  • Site selection and lease negotiation for Glenmede's new, 10,000 SF headquarters in Beachwood
  • Negotiation of 10-year lease of suburban cinema multiplex
  • Site selection and negotiation for first Northeast Ohio location for client Artis Senior Living
  • Negotiated sale and leaseback of client Orca House with the Cleveland Clinic
  • Disposition assignment for five properties for the Episcopalian Diocese of Ohio
  • Receivership disposition assignment for both the Euclid Tavern and the former headquarters of Empire Lumber in Fairlawn

An active industry and community leader, Mr. Hollister's extensive roster of memberships and charities includes:

  • Director of property outreach, Lights Out Cleveland
  • Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Cleveland Professionals Group
  • University School and Amherst College Alumni Associations
  • Friends of Walden Woods (MA)
  • Friends of Yellowstone National Park Wolf Project


Mr. Hollister earned his Master of Business degree from New York University's Leonard Stern School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College.

David Hollister
David Hollister
Managing Director
1300 East 9th Street
Suite 105
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
T  440.823.1039

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Areas of Specialization
  • Investment Properties
  • Industrial Properties
  • Office Properties

Years of Experience
13 years