John Simmons

John Simmons

Vice President

Current Responsibilities 
As a commercial real estate advisor with JLL, John Simmons is instrumental in helping businesses and individuals develop a real estate strategy that saves time, money and mitigates risk. John works exclusively in tenant representation and works hard to apply his experience to negotiate the best lease terms for his clients, providing them with the leverage they need to secure the most advantageous deal. With John's energy and motivation to succeed, he is a key player in driving business development and business retention for the firm while keeping his clients ahead of market trends. One of John's strengths lies in assisting high growth and emerging companies. He is highly active within Richmond's start-up ecosystem and experienced in helping both the one man office as well as the 100,000+ square foot office.

Some of the services that John offers include:

• Renewing existing office leases
• Lease Restructuring 
• Upsizing, downsizing, or reconfiguring existing space
• Identifying ways to lower occupancy costs and increase space efficiencies

Tenant Representation

Previous experience
John joined JLL in 2012, and has since played a significant role in a growing market. Prior to joining JLL, John was an analyst for a law firm and was responsible for evaluating businesses and financial trends. His ability to correlate data and extract patterns translates well into the real estate field, as it allows him to predict the flow of the market and keep his clients ahead of curve. 

John attended Hampden-Sydney College and graduated Magma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History.