Senior Vice President
Asset Management and Leasing
As the Senior Vice President of Leasing and Asset Management for Columbia Property Trust, Dave Cheikin is responsible for directing the financial performance of the Company’s portfolio of investments in the Northeast markets of New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. His principal responsibility is to enhance the value of the portfolio through proactive leasing and the management of major capital projects.
Prior to joining Columbia Property Trust in 2018, Mr. Cheikin spent 16 years with Brookfield Properties, serving most recently as the executive vice president and head of its New York and Boston regions. In that role, he oversaw the performance of that company’s 25 million-square-foot commercial portfolio, inclusive of asset management, office leasing, retail leasing, property marketing, property operations, and on-site arts/activation. Cheikin led several notable projects for Brookfield, including the repositioning and re-leasing of the 8.5 million-square-foot Brookfield Place NY complex, the pending redevelopment and re-leasing of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, as well as the leasing and asset management of the six-building, 7 million-square-foot, ground-up Manhattan West development in the Hudson Yards District.
Mr. Cheikin is an active member of the Urban Land Institute. He received a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A from Washington University.