When the commercial real estate community thinks about the
most-trusted and proven leasing advisors across the Southeast, John Shlesinger
and his partner of 30 years, Sam Holmes, are the names they go to. Together
they have completed over 2,000 lease transactions and structured and negotiated
virtually every conceivable real estate requirement from 1,000 SF to 800,000
SF, working new angles to solve the challenges involved in ground leases, net
and gross leases, build-to-suits and government incentive packages.
Mr. Shlesinger and Mr. Holmes have successfully negotiated
over 80 million square feet of leases and sales and 8,400 acres valued at more
than $14 billion. Providing strategic solutions and portfolio optimization
initiatives to a diverse range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to
technology startups, the duo has made a name for themselves by structuring the
most creative deals in the industry.
No matter the size of the deal, they approach all
assignments with the same intensity and attention to detail. With a track
record of going the extra mile to understand a client's business model, clients
have referred to them as “value-add team members” and "accessible and
responsive above and beyond the call of duty." Their consultative approach
and depth of services maximizes value for their clients and sets them apart as
Prior to the CBRE acquisition, Mr. Shlesinger was a Vice
Chairman at Insignia, where he opened the Atlanta office, was the company’s top
revenue producer in aggregate production over his four-year tenure, and led its
integration into CBRE in 2003.
Mr. Shlesinger is a native of Atlanta and married with two