redirect pin user minus plus fax mobile-phone office-phone data envelope globe outlook retail close line-arrow-down solid-triangle-down facebook globe2 google hamburger line-arrow-left solid-triangle-left linkedin wechat play-btn line-arrow-right arrow-right solid-triangle-right search twitter line-arrow-up solid-triangle-up calendar globe-americas globe-apac globe-emea external-link music picture paper pictures play gallery download rss-feed vcard account-loading collection external-link2 internal-link share-link icon-close2

John Parrett

Executive Vice President

Debt & Structured Finance

John Parrett Executive Vice President
Debt & Structured Finance
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience


John Parrett sources market-leading capital for commercial real estate properties nationwide that are owned by his institutional and high net worth clients. His areas of expertise include multifamily, industrial, office, retail, mixed-use and single-tenant.

John and his partners in the downtown Chicago office of CBRE have long-standing relationships with life insurance correspondents, debt funds, domestic and international banks, and securitized lenders. They are also a direct originator of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans. CBRE is the #1 non-bank originator of multifamily debt in the country. John’s extensive relationships with capital allow him to create the optimal structure for each deal, providing flexibility while maximizing investment returns for his clients.

Since joining CBRE in 2006, John has been directly involved in the origination, underwriting, structuring, and closing of over 165 transactions totaling more than $4.6 billion. Prior to joining CBRE, John worked at Prudential Mortgage Capital where he originated and underwrote first mortgage and mezzanine debt for their balance sheet, bridge, securitized, and GSE lending programs.

Significant Transactions


Property Location Property Type Size
401 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL Office 251,936,000
875 N. Michigan (fka John Hancock Center) Chicago, IL Office, Parking 210,000,000
New City Chicago, IL Mixed Use 169,099,000
Marquee at Block 37 Chicago, IL Multifamily 165,000,000
Union West Chicago, IL Multifamily 155,709,000
Gallery on Wells Chicago, IL Multifamily 149,000,000
Huntington Center Columbus, OH Office 140,000,000
Hudson Industrial Park Jersey City, NJ  Industrial 125,811,676
Mercer Industrial Park Hamilton Township, NJ Industrial 98,000,000
Schaumburg Corporate Center Schaumburg, IL Office 97,300,000
Central Park of Lisle Lisle, IL Office 85,000,000
Starbucks Roastery N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL Retail 79,832,000
3, 6, 9 Parkway North Deerfield, IL Office 78,362,000
Triangle Plaza Chicago, IL Office 77,700,000
Exchange 55 Chicago, IL Industrial 76,640,000
Burnham Center Chicago, IL Office 75,400,000
Wicker Park Connection Chicago, IL Multifamily 64,740,000
Orrington Plaza Evanston, IL Office 60,300,000
Amazon Distribution Center City of Industry, CA Industrial 55,000,000
One O'Hare Centre Rosemont, IL Office 49,800,000
Sherwin Williams Distribution Effingham, IL Industrial 42,150,000
Confidential Apartment Community Albany, NY Multifamily 42,000,000
Confidential Apartment Community Twinsburg, OH Multifamily 40,289,000
Confidential Apartment Community Kansas City, MO Multifamily 38,000,000
Confidential Apartment Community Mason, OH Multifamily 35,000,000
BMO Plaza Indianapolis, IN Office 34,016,000
Smithfield Foods Distribution Ctr. Greenfield, IN Industrial 28,600,000
Fulton East Chicago, IL Office 28,500,000
The Coil Apartments Indianapolis, IN Multifamily 26,402,000
13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts Chicago, IL Mixed Use 26,100,000
Confidential Apartment Community Kansas City, MO Multifamily 25,000,000
WeWork Fulton Market Chicago, IL Office 22,500,000
Fulton West Chicago, IL Office 22,500,000


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • CBRE Americas Top 10% Producer 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • CBRE Americas Top 20% Producer 2015, 2019
  • CBRE Chicago Circle of Top Young Producers 2014, 2015
  • CBRE’s Next Generation Multifamily Leaders – Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties - Member
  • Illini Real Estate Forum - Member
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois



  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, College of Business, Bachelor of Science, Finance 


Clients Represented


  • Alliance HSP
  • Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments
  • Blackstone
  • Bucksbaum Retail Properties
  • Cadre
  • Carlton Associates
  • CA Ventures
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Cross Harbor Capital Partners
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Duke Realty Corporation
  • Edge
  • Equus Capital Partners
  • Fannie Mae
  • Fisch Properties
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • Freddie Mac

  • Fulcrum Asset Advisors
  • GEM Realty Capital
  • Glenstar Properties
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Golub & Company
  • Hearn
  • Hilco Redevelopment Partners
  • Hines
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Legacy Investing
  • Leo Capital Holdings
  • Liberty Santa Monica
  • Lowe Enterprises
  • Manchester Capital
  • MDC Properties
  • Oak Street Real Estate Capital
  • Omega Industrial Realty

  • Parkside Realty
  • Peppercorn Capital
  • Prairie Management
  • R2
  • RDG Funds
  • Royse & Brinkmeyer Apartments
  • Singerman Real Estate
  • Stanton Road Capital
  • Structured Development
  • TFO
  • Town Management
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • True North Management Group
  • W. P. Carey
  • Walton Street Capital

John Parrett Executive Vice President
Debt & Structured Finance
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400