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John returns to CBRE after 24 years following its acquisition of The CAC Group in December 2013, where he was a Principal and Co-Founder. John is one of the leading office building real estate experts on the West Coast. He is currently responsible for the leasing of approximately 3,500,000 square feet in downtown San Francisco. Under his direction, CAC opened offices in Seattle and Bellevue. Throughout his career, John has negotiated over 15 million square feet of lease transactions and has been involved in over $2.0 billion in property sales. John’s is currently responsible for the leasing and marketing of the 1,400,000 sq. ft. Salesforce Tower, now under construction in downtown San Francisco as a joint venture of Boston Properties and Hines. The 714,000 sq. ft. lease with Salesforce at Salesforce Tower is the largest in San Francisco history. John also represented TIAA_CREF in its 500,000 sq. ft lease with Salesforce at 50 Fremont.
John’s major landlord clients are Boston Properties, Hines, Beacon Capital Partners, TIAA-CREF, Clarion Partners, and Equity Office Properties. Noteworthy corporate clients include Morrison & Foerster, Keker & Van Nest, Severson & Werson, Allen Matkins, The RREEF Funds and URS. John graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, and has a Master of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles. After graduating from Loyola, John taught high school for three years in Los Angeles. He began his real estate career in 1978 in commercial property finance with Mason McDuffie Co. in Berkeley. In 1980, John joined the San Francisco office of CBRE, where he spent ten years in office leasing and investment sales before co-founding The CAC Group.
John is a member of Lambda Alpha International. He is a regent of the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the Light in the Diocese of Oakland, a trustee of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia and is on the Advisory Board of Presidio Bank. He and his wife Nancy have three grown children.