John is a senior vice president with Transwestern’s Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions group in Chicago where he focuses primarily on the Downtown Chicago office market. He is a part of a team led by Executive Vice Presidents John Ziesmer and Kevin Moore. John brings 10 years of commercial real estate experience and advises downtown & suburban office tenants. John is also responsible for new client procurement and obtaining market intelligence.


Prior to joining Transwestern, John worked at Bradford Allen as a Director where he provided both Tenant and Landlord representation. Previously, he was a Senior Director at SC Group from 2014-2015, an Associate at Avison Young from 2012-2014 and an Advisor at Sperry Van Ness from 2008-2012.
During his career, John has represented and consulted clients such as: Home Chef, PRE Brands, Development Management Associates, First Benefits Corporation, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Guardian/Pietsch Financial Group, Heartland Health, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, UHS of Illinois, TPAN, Jordan Family Enterprises, and Vapiano USA. John has negotiated over $100 million in transactions during his career in commercial real estate and assists clients in achieving their financial, operational and qualitative real estate goals.


  • Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA), Member
  • University of Dayton Alumni Association


John received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Dayton. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.