John Talhelm

John Talhelm

Senior Vice President


John Talhelm is a Senior Vice President within JLL Houston’s Industrial Services group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry with a focus on industrial site disposition, acquisition, development, tenant and agency lease representation and build-to-suit assignments. He has assisted national and international companies in the design and implementation of distribution and manufacturing networks involving waterfront development supply chain analysis, site location, new facility development and disposition of inefficient assets. Additional transaction experience includes mixed-use ship terminal operations, steel mills, business parks, commercial land sites and logistics facilities. His current activities include site acquisitions for manufacturing, petrochemical and shipping-oriented firms. 


  • Master of Science | Structural Engineering | Lehigh University
  • Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering | Manhattan College
  • Attended United States Military Academy at West Point on football scholarship


  • Gold Achiever Designation (2018, 2021)
  • Top Achiever Designation, JLL (2013, 2017)
  • Prestigious SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) Designation
  • Lone Star Award for Top Commercial Transaction for the state of Texas, Texas Association of Realtors (2004)
  • Brokerage Deal of the Year Award (1998, 2000, 2003)
  • Commercial Professional of the Year finalist, Houston Association of Realtors (1994)

Affiliations and Community Involvement:

  • Served on the Board of the Houston Association of Realtors, the West Point Society of Greater Houston (past president) and SIOR (past president)
  • Served on two Bond Finance Committees for Katy ISD and is the West Point 
  • Admissions Representative for Katy ISD
  • Served as Vice President of the Houston chapter of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Former member of the Houston Galveston Area Council Regional Goods Movement Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop Committee, proud father of an Eagle Scout
  • Admissions Representative – U.S. Military Academy – West Point

Best Career Advice:

“Treat the individuals with whom you are doing business with fairness and honesty.”

Select Experience:

  • Amazon
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • CBI
  • Chemours
  • Dal-Tile
  • DG Fuels
  • IKEA
  • Iron Mountain
  • Kansas City Southern RR
  • LG Chemicals
  • Lowe’s
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Group
  • Neste
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prologis 
  • Shell Oil
  • Southern Glazer’s
  • Southern Recycling
  • Technip
  • USX Corporation