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Current responsibilities
John Talhelm serves as Senior Vice President of the Jones Lang LaSalle Industrial Services group. He has more than 27 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry with a focus on manufacturing and distribution facilities. He has assisted national and international companies in the design and implementation of distribution and manufacturing networks involving site location, new facility development and disposition of inefficient assets. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the development of deep-water ship terminals as well as airport-based cargo facilities.
 
Specialties
Supply chain and logistics solutions team, industrial and business park development, acquisitions and dispositions of industrial properties development - air freight forwarding facilities, Ship and barge served sites and facilities, Agency leasing and sales, Tenant Representation Landlord Representation, Investment Sales, Land disposition and acquisition, Industrial plant disposition and acquisition and Corporate Solutions
 
Years of experience
27+ years
 
Experience
Mr. Talhelm has negotiated a wide range of industrial sales, acquisitions and leases. Transactions include logistics facilities, petrochemical terminals, ship- and barge-served properties and air freight operations. Current activities include site acquisitions for commercial, industrial and hospitality developments.
 
Key transactions
• American Acryl
• Buske Logistics
• Chicago Bridge & Iron
• First Industrial
• General Cable Corporation
• Houston Intercontinental Trade Center
• LBC Terminals
• Opus West
• Ozburn-Hessey Logistics
• Panalpina International
• PPG International
• Principle Financial Group
• CALSTRS
• CenterPoint Properties
 
Awards
• Earned the prestigious SIOR designation in 1990
• Lone Star Award for Top Commercial Transaction for the State of Texas in 2004
• Brokerage Deal of the Year award in 1993, 2000 and 2003
• Finalist for the Houston Association of Realtors Commercial Professional of the Year in 1994

Education
Mr. Talhelm attended the United States Military Academy at West Point on a football scholarship and holds a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.
 
Affiliations
• Served on the Board of a number of organizations including the Houston Association of Realtors, the West Point Society of Greater Houston (former president), and served as president while a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
• Served as Vice President of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals – Houston chapter
• Current member of the Certified Properties Committee – Greater Houston Partnership
• Active member on the Bond Finance Committee for Katy ISD and also the West Point Admissions representative for Katy ISD; Active in the Boy Scouts of America