John Lambert

John Lambert

Executive Vice President, Retail Development

Current responsibilities
John is the Retail Development Lead for the country. He is responsible for the oversight of all operational functions and collaborates with clients and client service teams to create and implement development strategies that maximize asset value.  Additional responsibilities include serving as the Client’s Representative, where he is responsible for the administration and management of all facets of new development and redevelopments. In this role, he provides strategic planning and direction to the teams implementing the merchandizing and development plans.  John also plays an instrumental role in business development and relationship management for investor and occupier clients seeking retail services.

John has over 20 years of real estate experience in development, leasing, management, finance and operations. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, he was a partner with Progressive Development Services. In this role, he was responsible for debt and equity financing for mixed-use developments. He also created conceptual site and leasing plans and established market rents and outparcel pricing for these projects.  Additionally, he implemented retail leasing and merchandising plans with in-house, third party leasing agents and tenant representatives.

Prior to joining Progressive Development Services, John served as Director of Asset Management for JDN Realty Corporation. He was responsible for asset management, leasing and property management for over 115 shopping centers consisting of 11.3 million square feet.

John has also held several senior management positions in real estate, including Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Asset Management for Regency Centers, L.P. (formerly Regency Realty Corporation). Throughout his career, John has developed and maintains a strong network of relationships with national and regional retailers.

Education and Affiliations 
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and holds a real estate license in Florida and Georgia.