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David Bales is a Principal in the Los Angeles – Long Beach office of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services with an expertise in Logistics and Transportation Real Estate, as well as Industrial Brokerage, Development and Corporate Real Estate Services.
David and his wife, Sharon reside in Manhattan Beach. David grew up in Chicago but met Sharon while traveling in Europe. Their daughter, Emelia, was born in May of 2008 and Camiella was born in January 2011. David enjoys golf, history, and playing soccer with his daughters. He also supports numerous local charities.

Career History / Professional Recognition

After spending some time in the film business working for Warner Bros., David joined The Klabin Company in 2002 and quickly focused on Logistics Users and Property Development.
David joined Lee & Associates as a Principal and Shareholder bringing his expertise with Supply Chain Clients to co-chair Lee & Associates Los Angeles -Long Beach, Inc.’s Logistics Group as well as a Founding Board Member of the Lee Logistics National Group.

David has also been named CoStar Power Broker for Top Industrial Leasing Brokers for four years: 2014, 2013, 2010, and 2009.


David is a Graduate of the University of Illinois School of Business with a minor in Film.


David is a member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR), a Member, and former President of the Harbor Transportation Club (HTC) as well as a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).