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Current responsibilities
John is a National Director for our Corporate Solutions group in New York City. John joined the team in July 2009, assuming the retail transactions lead responsibilities for HSBC Bank.

Leveraging his experience he immediately focused on improving communication with HSBC’s District Executives and upgrading the team’s talent.

Given his success with the retail portfolio, in July 2010 he assumed all transaction lead responsibilities in the United States and ultimately for Canada (2011) for HSBC Bank which has a cumulative portfolio of 8.5MM SF. John is currently working on growing the portfolio into Latin America.

As part of his role as Regional Service line Lead for Transaction Advisory Services, John is responsible for all talent management and best practices in the North East region for JLL.

Experience
John has 20 years of retail, office and industrial lease negotiation and multi-functional team leadership experience.

John came from Toys “R” Us where he was responsible for retail and office leasing, asset management and property management of 860 locations in the United States and financial analysis approval of 750 international properties.

John's accomplishments at Toys “R” Us included generating $50 million in revenue from the disposition of surplus space for which he and his team received the company's "R" Star Award.

Prior to joining Toys “R” Us in 2007, John was at Siemens Real Estate for seven years where he led the transactions management, project management and analytical team in the northeast region (16MM SF).

John was Siemens' US Consolidation Project Leader, which eliminated 300 locations and saved $65 million in total annual costs. The US Consolidation team was the recipient of Siemens TOP+ US Award in 2005.

John also participated in the centralization all of Siemens separate US real estate functions into a shared services organization.

Prior to that John held various transaction, lease administration and paralegal positions for G&G Retail, Party City, Corporate Property Investors and Woolworth Corporation.

Education
John is a graduate of Kean University in New Jersey with a degree in Management Science. He also has a paralegal degree from New York University.

Affiliations
He is a member of Corenet Global, CCIM (designee), and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also a Planning Board official for Wayne Township, NJ.