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John Cecconi

Executive Vice President

John Cecconi

Executive Vice President
Lic. 00676355
+1 415 2918883

Professional Experience

John returns to CBRE after 24 years following its acquisition of The CAC Group in December 2013, where he was a Principal and Co-Founder. John is one of the leading office building real estate experts on the West Coast. He is currently responsible for the leasing of approximately 3,500,000 square feet in downtown San Francisco. Under his direction, CAC opened offices in Seattle and Bellevue. Throughout his career, John has negotiated over 15 million square feet of lease transactions and has been involved in over $2.0 billion in property sales. John’s is currently responsible for the leasing and marketing of the 1,400,000 sq. ft. Salesforce Tower, now under construction in downtown San Francisco as a joint venture of Boston Properties and Hines.  The 714,000 sq. ft. lease with Salesforce at Salesforce Tower is the largest in San Francisco history. John also represented TIAA_CREF in its 500,000 sq. ft lease with Salesforce at 50 Fremont.

John’s major landlord clients are Boston Properties, Hines, Beacon Capital Partners, TIAA-CREF, Clarion Partners, and Equity Office Properties. Noteworthy corporate clients include Morrison & Foerster, Keker & Van Nest, Severson & Werson, Allen Matkins, The RREEF Funds and URS. John graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, and has a Master of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles. After graduating from Loyola, John taught high school for three years in Los Angeles. He began his real estate career in 1978 in commercial property finance with Mason McDuffie Co. in Berkeley. In 1980, John joined the San Francisco office of CBRE, where he spent ten years in office leasing and investment sales before co-founding The CAC Group. 

John is a member of Lambda Alpha International. He is a regent of the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the Light in the Diocese of Oakland, a trustee of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia and is on the Advisory Board of Presidio Bank. He and his wife Nancy have three grown children. ​​​​


  • ​Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Science, Loyola Marymont University

Significant Assignments

Investmest Sales Transactions

  • Thornhill, 211 Main Street | ±370,000 SF
  • Levine Investments, 650 California Street | ±492,000 SF
  • Beacon Capital Partners, 50 Beale Street | ±650,000 SF
  • RREEF, 100 California Street | ±290,000 SF
  • Legacy, 33 New Montgomery | ±500,000 SF
  • EOP Portfolio, 201 Mission Street, 405 Howard Street, 580 California Street | ±1,615,000 SF


San Fransisco Project Leasing Assignments

  • TIAA CREF, 50 Fremont Street | ±800,000 SF
  •, Inc., Salesforce Tower | 715,000 SF
  •, Inc., 50 Fremont Street | 500,000 SF
  • Beacon Capital Partners, 221 Main Street | ±365,000 SF
  • Beacon Capital Partners, 600 California Street | ±313,000 SF
  • Equity Office Properties, Ferry Building | ±175,000 SF
  • 750 Batter Street | ±95,000 SF
  • Trulia, 535 Mission Street | 79,277 SF
  • Yahoo! Inc., 901 Mission Street | 68,648 SF
  • Pacific Waterfront Partners, The Piers | ±66,000 SF
  • Lyft, 2300 Harrison Street | 65,494 SF
  • Athena Health, Inc., 50 Hawthorne/680 Folsom | 55,726 SF
  • Boston Properties, 50 Hawthorne Street | ±50,000 SF
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, Three Embarcadero Center | 40,925 SF
  • Elan Management, The Ferry Building | 40,447 SF

John Cecconi

Executive Vice President
Lic. 00676355
+1 415 2918883

Available Properties