Dave McCarty


Co-founder and principal of Chicago Design Network, David McCarty works extensively in all aspects of real estate planning and development. He serves as the firm lead in Building and Zoning Codes. In addition to daily design and management duties within the firm, he is active in the International Code Council and on local zoning & planning boards.

With an integrated knowledge of commercial real estate development and leasing processes, Dave works well with developers, leasing brokers, commercial tenants, and corporate facility officers. He participates regularly with the Future of Work Community, professionals dedicated to creating the work place of the future today. This cross-disciplinary group considers every aspect of where, why, how and when we work; with the goal of making our work, our world, and our lives more harmonious. His designs and research lead the way for technology enabled, mobile, knowledge workers.