Professional Profiles


Vice Chairman

Professional Background

David J. Zimmer, SIOR, FRICS, is Newmark Grubb Zimmer’s Vice Chairman. His primary duties include industrial and commercial real estate brokerage of properties owned by third-party clients. Mr. Zimmer began his professional career with The Vantage Companies in Dallas, Texas in 1979.  He returned to Kansas City in 1983 and joined Zimmer Real Estate Services, now affiliated with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Partial Client List

w  Bayer Corporation

w  BMS Logistics, Inc.

w  DHL/Exel Logistics

w  Grantham University

w  Hallmark Cards

w  Lathrop Gage, LLP

w  Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC

Professional Achievements

w  CEO of the Year, ONCOR International, 2005

w  Commercial Realtor of the Year, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR), 1995

w  Realtor/Salesperson of the Year, KCRAR, 1992

Professional Affiliations

w  Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR);

w  Trustee, SIOR Educational Foundation, 2001 – present

w  International SIOR president, 2011 – 2012

w  President, SIOR Educational Foundation, 2007

w  President, SIOR Western Missouri-Kansas Chapter, 1998

w  Member, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR)

w  President, 1994

w  Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)

w  Licensed Missouri and Kansas real estate broker

Personal Affiliations

w  Supervisor, North Kansas City Levee District, 2014 – present

w  Trustee, Linscomb Foundation, 2014 – present


Mr. Zimmer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University.

Vice Chairman
Kansas City


Newmark Grubb Zimmer

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Owner Representation
  • National/International Representation
Years of Experience
38 years