John Morris

Senior Vice President

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Professional Experience

Associated Office


321 N. Clark Street,
Suite 3400,
Chicago, IL, 60654

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 813 transactions representing approximately 14.7 million 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.