John Bemis

John Bemis

Executive Vice President, Retail

​Current responsibilities
Based in Atlanta, John Bemis is the Retail Market Lead for the Atlanta/Southeast Market. He is responsible for the oversight of all operational functions and collaborates with clients and client service teams to develop and implement strategies, which maximize asset value. 

Additional responsibilities include serving as the Agency Leasing Lead, where he is responsible for the administration and management of retail brokers and provides strategic planning and evaluation of remerchandising and redevelopment of properties. 

John also plays an instrumental role in business development and relationship management for investor and occupier clients seeking retail services in the Southeast.

John has more than 25 years of real estate experience.  Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of the Shopping Center Group at Aronov Realty Management, Inc. where he was responsible for the direction of leasing, management, marketing, specialty leasing, redevelopment, legal and financial activity for a 64-center portfolio comprised of regional malls, lifestyle centers, power centers and neighborhood centers totaling 15 million s.f. 

Prior to Aronov Realty Management, Inc., John served as Regional Leasing Manager at JLL where he oversaw leasing activity for 17 centers and secured new business assignments representing $7 million in annual income. 

During his tenure at JLL, John was General Manager of Northland Mall in Detroit, with overall responsibility for management, marketing, operations and leasing. 

His additional experience includes working at Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc. as a Regional Leasing Manager for the Midwest region.  John also held senior leasing and management positions with Equity Properties and Development Company and Homart Development. 

John's extensive shopping center experience includes anchor and specialty store relations, redevelopment planning and specialty leasing.  

John earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.  

He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). John previously served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries and the Southfield Development Authority in the metropolitan Detroit area.