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David M. Kluth

Executive Managing Director

CA RE License #01051194

David Kluth is an executive managing director in Newmark Knight Frank's downtown Los Angeles office, where his transaction advisory practice is focused on a wide array of user-oriented projects. With 24 years of tenant representation experience, Mr. Kluth relies on his comprehensive expertise to successfully execute complex real estate solutions and manage portfolio account clients. To date, he has closed approximately 11 million square feet of lease, purchase and build-to-suit transactions. He and his longtime partner, Josef Farrar, lead a core team of six real estate professionals that have worked together throughout Southern California for more than ten years.

Mr. Kluth's superb advocacy on behalf of tenants has resulted in long-term relationships with clients including Wedbush Securities (14 years), RTKL Associates (17 years), Pinnacle Travel Services (14 years) and Conifer Health Solutions Value-Based Care (19 years). Mr. Kluth has also completed multiple transactions for the J. Paul Getty Trust, Broadcom Corporation, Murad, Seyfarth Shaw and Wells Fargo Bank among others.

Among his industry recognitions, Mr. Kluth was featured as one of Real Estate Southern California magazine's Southland Rising Young Stars Under 40 in 2005. He also received CoStar's Power Broker award in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for his performance as one of the top office-leasing brokers in the Los Angeles market.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Kluth was executive vice president and managing director at DTZ and Studley's downtown Los Angeles office, where he had his first success as a tenant and buyer's representative. He initially gained experience in tenant advocacy at Langdon Rieder Corporation.  


  • Wedbush Securities: 125,000 RSF corporate office in downtown Los Angeles in 2000 and 2011 that included expansion, termination and building top high-rise signage and naming rights on Wedbush Center at 1000 Wilshire Boulevard, as well as portfolio management of more than 20 leased locations nationally
  • Cap Management Systems (Conifer): More than 100,000 RSF of lease transactions, and a recent headquarters lease acquisition and expansion to 46,000 RSF in Encino
  • Advanstar Communications: Headquarters relocation from Woodland Hills to Santa Monica that achieved short- and long-term rent savings for 41,000 RSF in Santa Monica
  • RTKL Associates: Multiple lease restructures over 15 years, supporting the firm's changing business needs; 38,000 RSF in downtown Los Angeles
  • Broadcom: Numerous leases nationwide, ranging from 10,000 RSF to 30,000 RSF, with uses that range from creative and traditional office to R&D labs and warehouse space
  • WTAS: $10 million lease relocation for the downtown Los Angeles branch office; 23,666 RSF
  • Pinnacle Travel Services: Representation for over 12 years, most recently completing a lease for its main call center and executive offices, totaling 25,399 RSF in El Segundo
  • TouchCommerce: Negotiated its original 20,000 RSF lease and subsequent expansion, contraction and extension


  • AeroVironment Inc.
  • John Deere & Company
  • American Express Travel
  • Life Technologies Corporation
  • American Tours International
  • Murad Inc.
  • ATK Missile Systems
  • Peerless Systems
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Publicis Groupe
  • California ISO
  • Raleigh Enterprises
  • California State University
  • RSUI Group Inc.
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • RTKL Associates Inc.
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Conifer Health Solutions
  • Square Enix
  • DG FastChannel
  • Technip
  • Dignity Health
  • Tenet Healthsystem
  • Grant Thornton
  • TouchCommerce
  • Green Dot Corporation
  • Transportation Insurance Brokers
  • Henry Company
  • Wedbush Securities
  • Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • iPayment
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • The J. Paul Getty Trust
  • WTAS


  • Four-time qualifier, NCAA Division I Championship
  • All-American swimmer and team captain representing UCLA
  • Selected member, Order of the Blue Shield, UCLA
  • 24-year volunteer, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
  • PAC-12 champion, 50-Freestyle
  • Board member, Rolling Hills Preparatory School
  • Board member, Manhattan Beach Little League

Mr. Kluth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was a four-year letterman and All-American swimmer, team captain and qualifier for the 1988 U.S.A. Olympic Team Trials.

David M. Kluth
David M. Kluth
Executive Managing Director
700 S Flower St
Suite 2500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States
T  213.596.2048

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Areas of Specialization
  • Office
  • Tenant Advisory

Years of Experience
24 years