John MacDonell

John MacDonell

Managing Director

Current Responsibilities

John specializes in Agency Leasing in the greater Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina, where he is responsible for directly overseeing the leasing strategy for office and life science buildings of various product types and in different locations, including urban trophy, suburban, value-add, long term hold and new construction.


  • Office
  • Life Science
  • Flex properties


John has over seventeen years of experience working within the real estate industry. John’s prior experience as an asset manager affords him a rare perspective and allows him to truly view the asset from the owner’s perspective. John has also directly supervised and directed the acquisitions and dispositions for newly formed real estate funds.


John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. While at Hampden-Sydney, John was a four year member and team captain of the nationally-ranked Varsity Lacrosse team.


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina

John is married to his wife, Jaime, and they have two sons, Hayes and Connor. John enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, exercising and traveling.