John Coleman brings the rare combination of big-picture strategy and tactical deal making to the MK Asset Brokerage platform. John leads assignments with occupier, landlord and investor clients in the industrial, office, healthcare and private- equity sectors, here in Chicago and across the country. Clients value his ability to see beyond the next move and his willingness to stake a position and defend it – courageous traits that inform client decision-making and lead to successful outcomes.
John’s skill sets and insight arise from nearly 20 years of leading people and companies providing top-tier corporate real estate advisory and transaction services. He lead the Chicago industrial teams for Newmark Knight Frank and Transwestern and prior to that directed the sales and leasing of a three-million SF portfolio of office and industrial properties for a well-known national developer. A proficient problem-solver, John identifies the challenge, maps out the course and leads the process its desired conclusion.
John received Transwestern Midwest Region Deal of the Year honors in 2014 and was named “Game Changer” in 2016. In 2019, John was president of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Chicago’s preeminent industrial voice for best practices, advocacy and thought leadership. An Illinois licensed Managing Broker, John is a proud husband and father, an avid (but average) golfer and a wine enthusiast.