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Current responsibilities 
John Ruskin is a Senior Vice President with over 25 years of legal, management and brokerage experience in the commercial real estate industry. John is a member of Jones Lang LaSalle’s law firm practice group and serves on the account teams for numerous national accounts.

John’s organizational, analytical and negotiating skills support informed and comprehensive decision-making processes that allow his clients to control occupancy costs, maintain flexibility and implement their core business plans, effectively and efficiently.
Prior to The Staubach Company, John, a former real estate attorney at Dewey Ballantine, was a National Accounts Manager at Studley. Under his leadership, Studley’s account practice grew from 16 to 28 significant corporate accounts including securing the domestic representation of Accenture, Sungard and Career Education Corp. 

Early in his brokerage career, John was mentored by John C. Cushman III and focused primarily on representing major law firms and national companies headquartered in Los Angeles. Prior to moving to Northern California, he was also involved in the leasing and management of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s 3.2-million-square-foot Los Angeles portfolio.

Tenant representation:
  • American Medical Response
  • California State Automobile Association (CSAA)
  • Robert Half International
  • Ericsson Redback
  • Barger and Wolen LLP
  • Esurance
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Elleman& Dicker LLP
Education and affiliations
John holds a bachelor of arts degree (with Honors) from Trinity College, and a Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School.

John is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of California and a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York. He is also a member of the State Bar of New York and serves on the K-8 Strategic Planning Committee for the Lafayette School District, on the Board of Trustees of the California Shakespeare Theater where he is also Chair of the Nominating Committee, and on the Fund Development Committee for Family Support Services of the Bay Area. John is an original investor in The French Laundry.