Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

John is an executive vice president with Transwestern’s occupier solutions group based in Chicago.  He is an active member of Transwestern’s National Private Equity and Higher Education Practice Groups.  John specializes in developing comprehensive real estate strategies and managing transactions for corporate users and portfolio companies in the private equity, education, media, financial services, business services and healthcare sectors.  John’s background in commercial real estate, marketing and corporate account management makes him an important team member in Chicago’s Tenant Advisory Group.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Prior to Transwestern, John was a senior broker at Cushman and Wakefield on a team that initially completed more than 300 transactions representing over 5,000,000 square feet of office and industrial properties. John specialized in tenant representation and corporate client services involving strategy development and negotiating commercial leases, developing real estate strategy, and commercial lease restructuring and assisting with the acquisition, consolidation and disposition of owned or leased properties. Some of his clients include Delta Career Education, Education Corporation of America, Silver Oak Services Partners, and Gryphon Investors.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Member
  • The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Member
  • The Nature Conservancy of Illinois, Corporate Advisory Committee Member
  • American Paddle Tennis Association (APTA), Region V Commissioner
  • Anglers’ Club of Chicago, Board of Directors

EDUCATION

John earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arizona State University and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.