16 Feb 2011: Headshots of various employees of Jones Lang LaSalle in Denver, CO. ©Trevor Brown, Jr./Trevor Brown Photography

David Shirazi

Tenant Representation Broker

JLL

“I take great pride in helping my clients attract and retain talent, and ultimately grow – at least in part – because of the space I found for them.”

Who is David Shirazi?

Musician Barry Mann is quoted as saying, “It’s amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.” David Shirazi, Tenant Representative broker at JLL, understands this all too well as he finds himself up against more established brokers in the highly competitive tech start-up industry. “In this energetic and relationship-based business, I am consistently competing with seasoned brokers. Being newer to the industry, I find it essential to differentiate JLL and myself by creating out-of-the-box solutions, making myself more available to clients and being more nimble in the solutions I provide,” comments David.

David embodies this spirit of competition and uses it to help add value to his tech start-up clients. He acknowledges that for tech start-ups, competition for top talent is fierce and that finding an interesting working space can be an impactful differentiator. He adds, “I take great pride in helping my clients attract and retain talent, and ultimately grow – at least in part – because of the space I found for them.”

David and his team demonstrated this value-added service most recently for CommercialTribe by securing the firm a customized office space in LoDo, formerly occupied by an oil and gas firm. He admitted that, “Walking into that space initially, one would never peg it as a future home for a trendy tech company; however, I was able to see the potential in the space and produce significant savings for my client while giving them a prime LoDo location.”

David first harnessed this competitive nature for commercial real estate while attending the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned a business degree in finance. During his junior year, he took a few real estate classes and then interned at Gibbons White during his senior year, where he was exposed to all facets of commercial real estate.

Upon graduation, David pursued a career at JLL, where he initially called Joe Hollister, Managing Director of Tenant Representation at JLL, admittedly at least a dozen times. Joe was able to provide David the necessary background and history in tenant representation services that David needed to launch his career. David also credits Barry Dorfman, Market Director for the Rocky Mountain region at JLL, as someone who invested a considerable amount of time in him.

Outside the office, David enjoys volunteering for Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation. He joined 3.5 years ago and was elected to the Board of Directors of the foundation last year.

David donates his time to Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation and is now on the Board of Directors.
David donates his time to Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation and is now on the Board of Directors.
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