People

David Chkheidze

Director of Sales


Biography

David Chkheidze transitioned to a Director of Sales in 2014, focusing on the Astoria and Long Island City neighborhoods of Queens. He joined the firm as a Director of Retail Leasing in 2011. Most recently, he served as Director of Retail Leasing & Development. In this role, he worked closely with Todd Korren, Executive Managing Director, and Michael Hefferon, Assistant Manager – Sales & Retail Leasing, to help develop and support the entire retail leasing team.

In 2011, David received Massey Knakal’s First Annual Rookie of the Year award. In 2012, he received Massey Knakal’s Annual Charitable Foundation Award for Making a Difference. In 2014, David was named Retail Leasing Agent of the Year. During his tenure at the firm, he has secured 38 retail lease listings and 29 retail lease closings for a total of over 70,550 square feet.

Prior to Massey Knakal, David was a commercial leasing agent at Manhattan Spaces focusing on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Upper East Side and East Village. Earlier, he was a rental broker at Citi-Habitats and In Town Realty LLC.

Before joining Citi-Habitats, David moved back to Georgia where he managed a 10-story, 24-unit construction project from the ground up.

David received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Georgian State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Following Georgian State, David completed a two-year management program at Cornell University.

Additionally, David has represented landlords, owners and tenants, handled investment sales, and worked with dozens of commercial banks.

He can be reached in the Queens office.


Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Real Estate Board of New York, Member
  • Upper West Side’s BID-Business Improvement District