John Rooney

John Rooney

Senior Transaction Manager, Retail Corporate Services

Current responsibilities

John Rooney is a Senior Transaction Manager with the Retail Corporate Services division. Throughout his Transaction Management career, John has successfully overseen the completion of over 600 leases across the US and Canada totaling over $250 million in lease transactions. John is a trusted advisor for multiple national retail brands for their site selection and market strategy. He provides clients with a comprehensive approach that covers multiple markets and evaluates regional and national trends, finding the optimal solution in each unique scenario.


Prior to joining JLL, John was a Transaction Manager with the Retail Transaction Services Group (Retail TSG) within CBRE’s Occupier Advisory & Transaction Services. John was with CBRE for over 13 years, exclusively focusing on multi-market transaction management over the last five. John worked closely with each client on the strategy and implementation of their national real estate roll-out.

Before Transaction Management, John was a Property Manager for CBRE in Columbia, South Carolina. During this time, he managed a portfolio of office, retail, industrial and flex properties that totaled 14 buildings, equating to over 500,000 SF and 60 tenants.

Clients represented

Clean Eatz, Franworth, Spavia Day Spa, The Lash Lounge, Cityrow, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Title Boxing Club, My Pets Wellness, UROSPOT, Steamoji, and USPS.

Education and affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Real Estate License, South Carolina
  • B.S. Real Estate and Management, University of South Carolina