Professional Experience

Associated Office


5100 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33486

As an Executive Vice President, John Criddle leads CBRE’s Office Agency Leasing team in South Florida, including Joe Freitas, Max Pawk, and Allie Lancashire, who oversee a diverse office portfolio of over 4 million square feet across Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

With more than 18 years of experience leasing new construction and established office product on behalf of national and local owners, Mr. Criddle has successfully developed a reputation as a trusted advisor.

His team’s portfolio has been strategically assembled to achieve a no-conflict relationship with different ownership groups in each submarket. This market coverage strategy, in conjunction with Mr. Criddle’s strong tenant brokerage relationships, has been instrumental in solidifying his reputation as one of the best landlord agents in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Since 2007, he and his team have represented over 7 million square and have executed over a 1,000 leases on behalf of his clients. John’s team is consistently recognized as one of the premier agency teams responsible for leasing some of South Florida’s most notable office projects.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Criddle spent 14 years as Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield and three years as a Leasing Director for Rendina Companies, a national medical real estate developer. At Cushman & Wakefield, he partnered with Joe Freitas to grow their portfolio from approximately 1 million square to over 3 million square feet, representing strong institutional and private capital ownership groups throughout  Palm Beach and Broward Counties. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance & Management, Elon University
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of Florida


  • Rookie of the Year 2013
  • Top Producing Broker 2014 – Present 
  • Consistently recognized by CoStar as a “Power Broker” for volume of transactions completed in South Florida since 2010

Clients Represented

  • AGS Properties Corp 
  • Ascentris 
  • Bridge Investment Group 
  • Brookfield Partners 
  • Clarion Partners 
  • Cohen Brothers
  • Grover & Corlew
  • ICM Realty Group
  • IP Capital 
  • JP Morgan
  • M&J Wilkow 
  • Redline
  • TA Associates
  • Zell One
  • Vanderbilt Office Properties 

Tenant Representation

  • Avid Technology 
  • Baker Donelson 
  • Bosch
  • Cross Country Healthcare 
  • First Republic Bank
  • Franklin Templeton
  • HJ Sims 
  • Knight Head Capital 
  • Rockefeller Capital
  • RRE Ventures