John Beason is a Senior Vice President on JLLs agency leasing team where he focuses exclusively on landlord representation for downtown Chicago properties. Joining JLL in 2007, John has over nine years of industry experience and has completed more than 2 million square feet of office leasing transactions on behalf of his clients.
John has successfully leased a wide variety of product types, ranging from CBD high-rise buildings to loft office space in emerging submarkets. With a strong network of relationships across the tenant representation community and a background in financial analysis, John drives transactions aggressively at his properties, achieving the maximum returns for his clients. John represents every asset with an ownership mentality, unmatched responsiveness and the highest level of client service, executing on customized strategies and delivering results.
John's current leasing responsibilities include One East Wacker, 300 South Wacker, 135 South LaSalle, 224 South Michigan, 1333 North Kingsbury and 214 South Wabash. His clients have included AmTrust Realty Corp., Beacon Capital Partners, University of Notre Dame, Structured Development, Baum Revision, Equity Commonwealth, TIER REIT, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Kemper Corporation, Motorola Mobility and Aon.
Chicago Trading Company - 87,000 SF
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB) - 76,000 SF
mHub - 63,000 SF
Amalgamated Bank of Chicago - 50,000 SF
Franczek Radelet - 36,000 SF
National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) - 33,000 SF
Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo - 30,000 SF
Starwood Retail Partners - 29,000 SF
Globetrotters Engineering - 28,000 SF
Goble & Associates - 26,000 SF
E*Trade - 25,000 SF
Seaton Corporation - 20,000 SF
JLL Top Achiever (2015-2016)
JLL Gold Achiever (2014)
Education and affiliations
John earned a B.A. in Finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business. He is a current member of the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA), the Young Office Brokers Association (YOBA) and serves on the City of Hope Future Leader's Board.