John Beason is a Senior Vice President on JLLs agency leasing team where he focuses exclusively on landlord representation for downtown Chicago properties. John's current leasing responsibilities include One East Wacker, 300 South Wacker, 135 South LaSalle, 224 South Michigan, 205 West Randolph 1840 North Clark and 2500 North Milwaukee.
Joining JLL in 2007, John has over ten 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.
His clients have included AmTrust Realty Corp., Beacon Capital Partners, University of Notre Dame, Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments, LaSalle Investment Management, Equity Commonwealth, TIER REIT, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Structured Development, Terraco, Jerome H. Meyer & Co, Baum Revision, Motorola Mobility, Kemper Corporation and Aon.
Chicago Trading Company 87,000 SF McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff 76,000 SF Kemper Corporation 68,000 SF mHub 63,000 SF Amalgamated Bank of Chicago 53,000 SF Franczek Radelet 36,000 SF National Collegiate Scouting Association 33,000 SF Goldberg Weisman & Cairo 30,000 SF Starwood Retail Partners 29,000 SF Goble & Associates 28,000 SF E*Trade 25,000 SF Seaton Corporation 20,000 SF
JLL Gold Achiever (2016, 2014) JLL Top Achiever (2015)
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.