David Fazio


  • Big Box
  • General Brokerage
  • National Advisory
  • National Retail Chains
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tenant Representation
  • Surplus Property Disposition


David is an Executive Vice President and Partner at The Retail Connection, with nearly 20 years of experience in the retail real estate industry. Recognized as a national leader in retail tenant representation and strategic advisory, David represents several best-in-class clients, including Nordstrom Rack, The Container Store, Tesla, Life Time Fitness, PetSmart, World Market, and Lowe’s.

The Retail Connection’s representation of Bed Bath & Beyond highlights Fazio’s collaborative national advisory work, which resulted in the company successfully negotiating over 400 transactions across 25 states. Further, David and the TRC team also led Bed Bath & Beyond’s strategic expansion internationally throughout Mexico.

In addition to his core company and client responsibilities, David serves as a co-chairman of the National Tenant Council for the Chainlinks Retail Advisors Network, collaborating closely with various Chainlinks affiliate network offices across the country.

Fazio’s community involvement is highlighted by his ongoing work with The Real Estate Council [TREC], where he serves as a Board Member and participates in TREC’s Mentorship Program. Additionally, David leads the retail leasing team for the inaugural Dallas Catalyst Project.

Fazio was recognized by Chain Store Age in 2019 as a National Top 10 Under 40 recipient and has been on numerous winning teams as recognized by DCEO and the Dallas Business Journal for Best Retail Deals and Best Developments, including Best Retail Deal of the Year in 2022 for representation of Stanley Korshak at The Crescent in Dallas and The Knox District redevelopment in 2023.

Fazio earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Colleen, daughters Madelyn and Charlotte, traveling, and playing golf.




Chain Store Age Magazine

Chain Store Age Magazine Awards 2019

Tripp Russ and David Fazio were named to the 10 Under 40 List by Chain Store Age Magazine in 2019.