John Norton

John Norton

Executive Vice President

Current responsibilities 

John is an Executive Vice President of the San Francisco office representing both landlords and tenants in the San Francisco market. Over the last 15 years, John has leased over 3,000,000 sf and involved in over 1,500,000 sf of sales in downtown San Francisco.


Prior to joining JLL in November 2016, John was a founding Principal of the San Francisco office of Avison Young. Before Avison Young, John was recruited to Cornish & Carey after moving to the Bay Area from the UK to join Grubb & Ellis in 2001.

Representative tenant clients

  • BAR Architects
  • Blurb
  • Degenkolb Engineers
  • Downey Brand
  • EHDD Architects
  • Lending Club
  • Levi Strauss
  • Pacific Data Designs
  • Reddit
  • SALT Branding
  • SFCTA 
  • Trulia

Representative agency clients

  • Arden – Embarcadero Square
  • Brothers International – 100 Bush Street & 180 Sansome Street
  • GE Asset Management – 405 Howard Street
  • Glenborough – One Post Street
  • Kennedy Wilson – 300 California Street
  • Pacific Eagle Holdings – 123 Mission Street 

Education and affiliations

John, a native of England, earned an Honors degree in Urban Land Economics from Sheffield Hallam University.