John Morris is currently Senior Vice President at CBRE within the firm’s Advisory & Transaction Services group based in Chicago, IL. He specializes in providing full tenant representation services and multi-market transaction management strategies for our clients’ diverse global real estate portfolios, including acquisition, disposition, and market analysis projects. With over 28 years of experience in real-estate, he is driven, dynamic and client-focused to produce world class results for the clients he teams up with.
John is currently responsible for executing and delivering transaction management & relocation services for the Allstate Insurance Company and Abbott Laboratories. Over the past 25 years, John has worked extensively on overall strategy to reduce costs and space efficiency for our Fortune 200 clients. During this period, he has completed over 833 transactions representing approximately 15.1M square feet of industrial and office space requirements throughout the world.
Most recently in 2022 completed the relocation of Abbott’s government affairs office in Washington DC, and sold a clean room facility in Liberty, SC for a Total of $25.9 Million in consideration, is currently working on opening REC Solar’s 300,000 SF North American assembly plant; in 2021 on behalf of Allstate completed a total 64,503 SF sublease in Greenville, SC; 2020 completed a total 154,294 SF relocation of a region office requirement in Houston, TX and in 2019, he completed a 216,484 SF, 20-acre HQ office campus requirement in Alameda, CA, and in.
John began working for CB/Madison in 1996, now branded as CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services. Prior to that he was the Midwest Information Services Coordinator where he oversaw a department of researchers and mappers that provided CBRE its vacancy, absorption, and availability numbers along with oversight of the geographic mapping department.
Specializing in Advisory and Transaction Services | Chicago Multi-Market.
Who We Are
Our team is comprised of seasoned industry experts, with our executive leaders each having 25+ years of experience and an average of 13+ years of experience for our transaction management team. The team was built on a culture of innovation, service, accountability and trust.
What We Do
Based in Chicago, IL, we are one of CBRE’s leading teams, providing comprehensive commercial real estate services to our corporate clients on a global basis.
We are trusted advisors to our clients, collaborating with them to create comprehensive occupancy strategies for their multi-market real estate portfolios, including office, warehouse, manufacturing, land and other specialty properties.
Corporate clients look to us for our strategic planning, portfolio analytics and optimization, account management and transaction execution services. These skills allow us to unlock the value of real estate for our clients, creating an unparalleled global track record.
Corporate America is changing and we are changing with it. Our dedicated client strategist is solely focused on delivering customized, strategic, value-add services to our clients.
Real estate transactions are no longer reactionary, they are driven by labor, incentives, econometric rent forecasting, time zones, quality of life and language among many others. We are able to translate client data and industry trends into actionable opportunities.
Our Core Operating Values
Honesty | Integrity | Transparency
Operate with honesty and integrity and offer complete transparency
Communicate and be accessible
Be strategic - not transactional
Offer solutions - not salesmanship
Look beyond today - focus on the long-term relationship
Our team has completed over 5,750 projects in over 65 countries, totaling more than 196 million square feet. While we complete 300+ deals a year, some over 500,000 square feet, our team has never lost sight of a small deal. Over 40% of these transactions were less than 5,000 square feet.
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Our team is comprised of seasoned industry experts built on a culture of innovation, service, accountability and trust.