Dave Wilson currently serves as executive vice president with Transwestern’s tenant advisory group in Chicago. With over 30 years of corporate real estate experience, he has mastered the art of creating leverage on behalf of his clients. His thorough knowledge of all aspects of the deal process (evaluation, negotiation, and implementation) and experience in various economic climates has enabled his clients to enjoy the most favorable terms possible in their respective markets.
Dave has direct experience in each of the key disciplines (brokerage, development, finance, management) within the commercial office industry. On behalf of clients, Dave has searched for and identified strategic land sites, negotiated and acquired the preferred site, and remained intimately involved in the design, development and leasing of new properties. He has also strategically re-positioned properties and directed leasing efforts in all classifications of office buildings, from AA to Vintage.


Dave draws upon over 30 years of corporate real estate experience in Chicago and across the U.S. to enable his clients to secure the most optimal lease terms and workplace possible. He is widely considered to be one of the top office occupier representation brokers in the U.S, completing over 1,000 transactions across the country.
Prior to joining Transwestern in 2017, Dave founded TRU Office Advisors, LLC. TRU specialized in the representation of office tenants across the US. Before founding TRU, Dave was an executive vice president with HSA Commercial, focusing on office tenant representation and medical office development. Dave has provided tenant advisory services to a vast array of corporations, non-profits and institutions including Advocate Health Care, Aon, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, ING, The Private Bank, RTKL, Turner Construction Company, University of Illinois, UNUM Corporation and WR Berkley Corporation.


  • NIU Executive Business Club, Co-Founder & Board Member
  • Resurrection Home Health Foundation, Former Board Member


Dave received his bachelor of science in marketing from Northern Illinois University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois.