John is an Executive Vice President with Transwestern’s Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions group in Chicago. He co-leads a team of five brokers who use their combined skillsets to provide a consultative, holistic approach when representing tenants. John’s ability to negotiate the best solutions and most advantageous terms for his clients stems from his early years as a landlord broker. This has given him a unique understanding of a transaction's intricacies and a distinct advantage in creating leverage. His team is unabashedly contrarian and drives a client-first approach.


During his 38-year-long career, John has focused on providing strategic real estate planning and site selection to law firms, accounting firms, investment banks, data centers, corporations, consulates, hospitals and non-profits throughout Chicago and the United States. John has completed over 545 transactions, totaling over 7.8 million square feet. Prior to joining Transwestern, he was a Principal at Avison Young from 2011–2018. Before that, he was with Grubb & Ellis from 2007–2011, Trammell Crow Company from 2004–2007 and, before that, John spent 14 years with Savills Studley’s tenant representation team.
John and his team specialize in representing tenants with requirements between 5,000 and 50,000 SF. A partial list of John’s clients includes FINRA, Alexander Group, Prairie Capital, Fitch Even, Masuda Funai, Schwartz Gilligan, Colombian Consulate and Venezuelan Consulate.


  • Friends of the Chicago River, Board of Directors


John received his bachelor’s degree in finance, with honors, from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, with distinction, from DePaul University. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.