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John Schaefer specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties and tenant representation in Northern California. John Schaefer joined Terranomics Retail Services (now Cushman and Wakefield) in 2001 and specialized in the sale and leasing of retail properties and tenant representation throughout Northern California. John has been involved with numerous ground-up development projects and instrumental in the purchase, entitlement, and leasing process start to finish. Prior to joining JLL, he has acted as a Senior Partner and provided leadership and direction for the North Bay Retail division of Cushman and Wakefield. John is also the local and regional North Bay advisor for ICSC and has spoken at various events, with his most recent presentation held in Berkeley this past January 2018. John has completed over 715 lease transactions with Cushman and Wakefield totaling over $1.32 Billion in lease consideration and over 60 sale transactions totaling over $700 million. John currently has 27 listing in the Bay Area totaling over 1.5 million square. And actively representing such tenants as Chase Bank and AT&T Wireless.

Professional Recognition

  • Navigator Award, CB Richard Ellis, Inc., 2000
  • Retail Salesperson of the Year, Cassidy Turley/Cushman Wakefield, 2003-2017
  • Top North Bay Producers 2001-2017
  • Dealmaker of the Year, Cassidy Turley, 2003
  • Inter-office Dealmaker of the Year, Cassidy Turley, 2003, 2006
  • Co-Star Power Broker Award, 2010-2017 


  • JLL 2018 – Present
  • Cushman and Wakefield (formerly Terranomics), 2001–2018

Key Clients

  • Regency Centers
  • US Capital Partners
  • Rich Properties
  • Citivest
  • Catellus Development Group
  • Kimco
  • Macerich
  • Seagate Properties
  • Basin Street Properties
  • Lasalle Investment Management
  • Grosvenor Americas
  • Village Properties
  • Pacific Capital
  • PICOA, Inc.
  • Codding Enterprises

Education and Affiliations

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, Political Science with an emphasis in Business and Environmental Studies. He resides in Fairfax with his wife Diana, and son and daughter. John enjoys snowboarding, surfing and traveling the world.