John Powell

Director, Managing

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Professional Experience

Associated Office


33 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110

John Powell joined CBRE Capital Advisors in May of 2021 as a Managing Director in the Boston office. He is a member of the Private Placement Bond team and is focused on originating, structuring and placing private placement securities with institutional investors, with an emphasis on Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) and bifurcated ground lease transactions.

Mr. Powell has more than 20 years of experience in fixed income securities sales and investment banking. Throughout his career, Mr. Powell has been involved in more than 50 CTL transactions in multiple sectors totaling over $2.5 billion and more than 30 bifurcated ground lease transactions totaling over $1.5 billion.

Prior to joining CBRE Mr. Powell was a Managing Director at Waterway Capital (formerly Bostonia Global Securities), where he spent 14 years specializing in private placement debt and ground lease finance. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Stifel focused on fixed income sales.

Professional Accreditation/Affiliations

  • FINRA General Securities Representative (Series 7)
  • Uniform State Law (Series 63)


  • College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts with a major in History