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John A. Latessa, Jr.

President, Midwest

John A. Latessa, Jr.

President, Midwest
+1 248 3512081
+1 248 3538134

Detroit

2000 Town Center
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
+1 248 353 5400
+1 248 353 8134

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience



John A. Latessa, Jr. is President, Midwest Division with CBRE, Inc., and provides executive oversight for 11 offices, including the region’s flagship operations in Chicago. Prior to his promotion to this position in January 2017, Mr. Latessa directly managed the company’s Michigan operations and oversaw its operations in several markets including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis and Kansas City.

Mr. Latessa has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, leasing, construction, financing, dispositions and building operations management.  Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Latessa was a Principal/Managing Director of JFK Investment Company, L.L.C. and a Project Manager/Director of Marketing with Hines Interest Limited Partnership (“Hines”). His past responsibilities include office, retail, hotel and strategic land and building acquisitions, development, leasing and new business procurement for the region.

Preceding Hines, Mr. Latessa was the manager of corporate real estate for Kelly Services, Inc. and was responsible for a portfolio in excess of six million square feet.  Additionally, Mr. Latessa worked as a broker for Grubb & Ellis specializing in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of office and industrial properties.


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Member - Urban Land Institute
  • Member - International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member - CoreNet Global, Former Programs Committee Chairman, Current Young Leader Mentor

Achievements


  • CBRE Americas Strategy Group (ASG) Member - Responsible for direction and strategy for all lines of business of the Americas
  • CBRE M&A Committee Member for the Americas – Responsible for all M&A related activity in the Americas
  • CBRE Asset Services Award-Premier Property Win – Renaissance Center (2011); Asset Services Award-Square Feet Increase (2012)
  • Member of CBRE National Industrial Advisory Board

Education


  • Wayne State University, Master of Business Administration
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Business Administration

John A. Latessa, Jr.

President, Midwest
+1 248 3512081
+1 248 3538134

Detroit

2000 Town Center
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
+1 248 353 5400
+1 248 353 8134

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400