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John Sikaitis is Managing Director of Research, Advisory & Business Development for JLL's Mid-Atlantic business based out of Washington, DC. In his current role, John leads the region's Research, Business Development and Advisory teams and serves as the regional Head Strategist, advising our business on day-to-day business pursuits and our clients on real estate strategies.
John joined the firm in 2005 as Director of Research for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2007, John took on the role of Director of Research for Mid-Atlantic and Southeast platforms. In 2009, John assumed the role Head of Office Research, Americas. John's responsibility was to direct and implement methodology, data / product / platform enhancement and the firm's overall analysis, message and outlook for the macro U.S. and Canada office sector in a timely thoughtful, thorough, proactive and consultative approach. John added responsibilities beyond the office role in 2011, also assuming the role of Head of Local Markets Research for the United States, taking on leadership of all of our U.S.-based local researchers and platforms. John's focus was to grow and differentiate the local market expertise and quality of the firm's research across 50+ markets. In that role, he drove a new data and reporting approach, messaging and client strategy and overall enhancements to not only the people aspect of the platform, but also the technology and client outreach platforms. In that role, John more than doubled the size of the local markets team to more than 100+ researchers and rolled out many new initiatives.
In 2016, John traded airports and planes for his true passion, the Washington DC marketplace. In that vein, he is the firm's market expert and strategist around the Washington, DC real estate market and economy, the U.S. law firm, government and government contracting sectors and many other elements around the local and national real estate markets and economy. Due to that expertise, John is a frequent speaker at real estate and industry events both in Washington, DC and around the country and appears regularly in publications like the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and others. John has also taught numerous courses at Georgetown University's School of Continuing studies.
John sits on the JLL Americas Research Leadership team, which guides JLL's Americas Research platform. John is on the Board of Directors for the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and the Associate Board of Directors for the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University. John is also involved in local non-profits such as Pathways to Housing DC, Food & Friends and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, among various others.
John received a B.S. from Georgetown University in 2001; a Specialization in Central American Relations from the Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica; and a Specialization in Latin American Economics and Development from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.