David L. Roberts, SR/WA

Associate Broker | Huntsville, AL

Office: +1 256 539 1686
FAX: +1 256 533 3798
Mobile I: +1 256 975 5553
Mobile II: +1 626 660 4254

Career Summary

Specialties:  Investment Analysis, Sales, Valuation Consulting, Estate Planning and Trust, Government Sales, Consulting Service and Tenant Representation.


  • California State Northridge – Northridge, California- Health Science Administration

Background & Experience

David began his real estate career in the 1980s as a trainee in the banking industry in the residential appraisal business, and advanced to the multi-family and commercial appraisal specialty. In mid 1994 he joined the City of Los Angeles and was the Housing Department’s officer addressing the department’s response to 1994 Northridge Earthquake, one of the largest natural disasters in modern City history.

In 1999 David joined the General Services Department focused on the valuation of property city wide for acquisition and disposition purposes. At the end of his career, he ascended to the position of Director of the property negotiations, acquisitions, sales, property relocation, tenant services and leasing administration. He worked closely with the Los Angeles City Attorney in resolving problem assets, and challenging eminent domain cases. Mr. Roberts has maintained professional Broker and General licenses for more than thirty years. Some of his notable assignments include the acquisition of 221 N. Figueroa Boulevard a landmark acquisition of behalf of the City of Los Angeles in 2006 for $200M.

On March 23, 2021, he joined Chase Commercial Real Estate Services. At that time he brought over thirty-five years of experience with property appraising sales, leasing, disposition and management of commercial real estate.

Throughout his career, he’s been responsible for valuation consulting and sales administration for citizens of Los Angeles and will be available to replicate this success throughout the State of Alabama solving acquisition and disposition needs of local and regional municipal real estate problems on behalf of our clients. Dave is also a specialist in working with religious organizations, planning their property uses and was involved in solving many challenging assets for the Southern California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist and landlord representation, office, industrial and retail leasing, brokerage and investment sales and property management.

Professional Affiliations

  • California General Licensed Real Estate Appraiser since 1992
  • International Right of Way Association-SR/WA Designation
  • Chaired the Valuation Seminar for the International Right of Way Association- 2005
  • NAR- National Association of Realtors
  • Appraisal Institute Affiliate Member

Partial List of Accomplishments

  • Acquisition – The negotiation of a $24.5M asset on behalf of the LADOT bus yard acquisition in CD9, Active negotiation of $40M LAPD Evidence Warehouse development in Council District 15.
  • Managing the appraisal and acquisition of the Los Angeles River Taylor Yards a 41.42-acre industrial zoned property for $59.3M in March 2017 on behalf of the Mayor’s office.
  • Appraisal Manager for the 124-unit apartment eminent domain project located at 636 Hill Avenue, Los Angeles in Council District No. on behalf of Housing Community and Investment Development for the preservation of Affordable Housing within the City in condemnation.
  • Negotiated a $17.5M land swap for property for acquisition and sales purposes located at city-owned property at 9940 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City and 6001 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City.
  • Director of the Mayor’s Homeless Initiative sale of property approved in 2016 and a four-year commitment to solve the affordable housing crisis which is still in progress and identifying sites on an on-going basis
  • Acquisition Manager for the Mayor’s 50 Park Initiative which includes a pending acquisition of 1st & Broadway as well 50 other sites for various parks to enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles residents.
  • Coordinator of the current Los Angeles Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center at 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles for the Fire Department Training Center that was completed in 2013.
  • Responsible for preparing the periodic valuations for City’s portfolio for the annual bonding.
  • Acquisition/negotiation, relocation and appraisal – the Motor Transport project also known as the Police Headquarter acquisition at 1st and Main Street in the Civic Center
  • The lead property acquisition officer in Library bond that had a budget of $300 million dollars with the land component, the 2000 Fire Bond had a budget of $378 million dollars, the 2000 Animal Bond had a budget of $154 million dollars and the 2002 Prop Q Police Bond had a budget for $600 million. The acquisition of almost 95% of the new sites has been completed and many of the new public facilities are now underway.