David Grobart

David L. Grobart has over 25 years of successful experience in retail real estate development, acquisitions, leasing, construction lending, commercial transactions and corporate law matters.

David excelled as Senior Counsel to Walgreens’ real estate and retail store expansion program nationally, and in its distribution center development. At Walgreens, he fine tuned his unique ability to close deals quickly while delivering favorable outcomes for the company.  His experience in all aspects of land use and zoning matters, including conducting hearings necessary to obtain required governmental permits and development approvals is invaluable. He is an exceptional resource on the industry in general and can strategically guide future growth and development. In addition to his work at Walgreens, David brings his profound expertise, commitment to excellence and years of experience in private practice as Managing Partner of several commercial real estate practices nationally and in Puerto Rico to the firm that bears his name. The firm continues to represent entrepreneurial developers, syndicated investment groups, large national real estate firms, governmental entities and rapidly expanding retailers.

Please contact him at or by phone at 847-239-7240.

Chicago Shopping Center

David is contributing author in the Lease Negotiation Handbook and has lectured in the past for the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, the DePaul University Real Estate Law Center, and Lorman Educational Services, in the fields of shopping center law, commercial real estate development, land use and zoning, and commercial office and retail leasing.

David received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, where he graduated with distinction and was honored with membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of and published in the Loyola University of Chicago Law Review.

David is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Association of Executives in Corporate Real Estate, the Chicago Area Real Estate Investment Association, the Board of Directors of the Chicago Board of Jewish Education, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and is active in many civic, charitable and community organizations.