Based in Transwestern’s Miami office, John Vaught is a senior vice president and is recognized as one of the firm’s leading industrial real estate professionals and relationship managers. John’s responsibilities include industrial user/occupier representation, multi market transaction and account management, consulting, strategic site selection, incentives messaging optimization. He has been recognized as an expert on Puerto Rico industrial projects.
Leveraging his extensive experience and knowledge of the logistics industry, John offers strategic consulting for single properties or multi-market portfolios, site selection, labor and infrastructure analysis, acquisitions and dispositions, build-to-suit development, portfolio optimization and management, financial modeling and analysis, and transaction and economic incentive negotiation. John’s skill set also includes strategy consulting for clients with logistics needs in relation to foreign trade zones and seaports, as well as former military bases and other non-conventional locations.


Over the course of John’s successful 24-year career, he has completed leasing and sales assignments with a total value in excess of $500 million.  John’s clients cover a wide range of industries and sizes, including: Alberto Culver*, Angiotech, Carrier Enterprises*, CEVA Logistics*, Cintas Corporation*, Cordis (J&J), Cox Enterprises, Dividend Capital, Dole, Dow Chemical*, Dow AgroSciences, Falcon Farms, Gold Coast Beverages, Government of India, Government of Puerto Rico*, Harte Hanks, Hershey’s, Hyundai Mobis*, Iron Mountain*, Kuehne & Nagel*, Laufen/Roca Group*, Legacy Pharmaceuticals, Mainfreight, One Liberty Properties, Patheon Pharmaceuticals *, PCA, Permasteelisa*, Pfizer, Ryan Herco*, Ryder Systems*, Target, United States Cold Storage*, YRC (MIQ) Logistics, Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation  (PRIDCO)*
* multiple projects


John is very active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, a national industry organization. He is past president of the South Florida chapter, served on the National Advisory Committee, and has presented at the organization’s national annual conference. He is also a former vice president with the South Florida chapter of the Warehouse Education Research Council. 
A two-time winner of NAIOP’s Industrial Deal of the Year, John has also twice been named a finalist for this award as well as a two-time finalist for Industrial Broker of the Year.  He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Florida.