John Cooper is a Senior Vice President and Transactions Manager with CBRE's Global Corporate Services group based in San Francisco, CA. John is responsible for managing multi-market real estate transactions for Corporate Services accounts throughout the western states for Ricoh, Americas Corp, IKON Office Solutions and others. In this capacity, he negotiates all manner of real estate transactions (including purchase and sale agreements, lease acquisitions, dispositions and terminations), advises clients in determining successful strategies for their real estate objectives, and executes on behalf of clients; delivering a rapid response and ensuring consistent, high quality execution across markets.
During the period from 2000-2005, Mr. Cooper has been an integral part of the Western Regional Real Estate Team managing real estate transactions for a 20-state region for AT&T, where he assumed an active role in the completion of a total of 260 transactions encompassing over ±2,475,000 SF, resulting in significant financial successes and substantial reductions in AT&T's occupancy costs and remaining lease obligations.
Prior to joining CBRE in 2000, Mr. Cooper held the position of Director of Leasing at Merle D. Hall Company (an investment, development, and management company) in Walnut Creek, CA, where he was solely responsible for negotiating new and existing tenant leases for an office and retail portfolio consisting of 25 separate real estate projects.
Mr. Cooper is identified for his ability to successfully conduct a very high volume of transactions, having completed a total of 168 commercial lease transactions during a single 24-month period. In total, Mr. Cooper has completed in excess of 1,800 commercial real estate transactions during his 22-year career.
In 2006, Mr. Cooper earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. The CCIM designation reflects a depth of knowledge of commercial real estate including financial, marketing and investment analyses. CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analyses.