David is Vice President in the Houston Office Division, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of land, free-standing and multi-tenant buildings and tenant representation.


David has over 50 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in excess of 500 acquisition, disposition and leasing transactions with a volume in excess of $600,000,000. Prior to joining Transwestern in 2010, he was a shareholder of McDade, Smith; a boutique land brokerage firm. He has also held positions with several small commercial brokerage firms including serving as President of A. David Schwarz Ill, Inc., founded in 1977. David has represented numerous local and national clients, which have included Data Foundry, Frank Liu, Snap-on-Tools, Frost Bank, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Unilev Capital Corporation, Trammell Crow Company, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, Metro, Bergen Brunswig, Property Commerce, Terra Mark Communities, Clark Dietrich, The Woodlands Corporation, Baylor College of Medicine, The American Heart Association, Spring Creek Barbeque, The Weather Museum, and The Museum of Printing History. Additionally, David has recently been awarded contracts by: The City of Houston, Houston Community College, Houston Independent School District & The Harris Center.


David is an active member of the following organizations:
  • Lifetime Member of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas
  • Lifetime Committeeman of The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Past President & current member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®
  • 2010-2013 Board of Directors of the Houston Association of Realtors®
  • 2010-2012 Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Realtors®
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Houston
  • Past and Current Chairman, Rotary Club of Houston Foundation
  • Past Chairman, Rotary Lombardi Award
  • Past Board of Directors and Treasurer of JDRF
  • Past Board of Directors American Diabetes Association of Houston
  • Past Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society of Houston
  • Past Board of Directors of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Houston
  • 2019 Co-Chair of HAR’s Governmental Affairs Advisory Group (GAAG)
  • 2020 HBJ Heavy Hitters-Land
He has received the following awards/recognitions:
  • Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Recipient
  • Awarded the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup from the Houston Association of Realtors®
  • Sterling “R” Contributor to the Houston Association of Realtors® Political Affairs Advisory Group
  • HBJ 2014 Heavy Hitters-Houston’s Top Commercial Brokers-Land
  • Legacy Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • 2018 Awarded Realtor Emeritus Status by the National Association of Realtors


David received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin, and is a licensed Real Estate professional in Texas.