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John Kerr

Senior Vice President

John Kerr

Senior Vice President
+1 202 5855518
+1 202 7831723

Washington, D.C.

750 9th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
+1 202 783 8200
+1 202 783 1723

Professional Experience

John Kerr is a Senior Vice President with CBRE.  His exemplary profession in commercial real estate has been highlighted by numerous local and national high-profile tenant transactions.  During his 21-year career, Mr. Kerr has proven his expertise in finding undetected market opportunities in his work with Fortune 500 Companies, financial services firms, media organizations, lobbying firms, law firms and associations.  Most notably, he was responsible for representing L-3 Communications (750,000 square feet), Watson Wyatt Worldwide (260,000 square feet), The Advisory Board Company (130,000 square feet) and Merrill Lynch (275,000 square feet). 

Mr. Kerr began his professional vocation with Greyhound Corporation in 1981 as regional sales and marketing executive in its consumer products division.  In 1985, he became involved in the sale and lease of commercial property with B.F. Saul Company and then later with Walker & Dunlop.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Real Estate License – Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC

Achievements


  • Consistently recognized within the firm as a top producer
  • Received several multi-million dollar leasing awards from the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Acknowledged as a top producer for both aggregate square footage and value
  • Received awards for the largest single tenant transaction of the year - 1992, 1996 and 2000
  • Ranked among CBRE's top 200 brokers in the United States - 2003, 2004 and 2007
  • Received the Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals award for his representation of L-3 Communications in a lease for 282,000 square feet - 2003

Education


  • Master’s Degree  in Real Estate, Georgetown University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bachelor of Arts in Business and Political Science


    Clients


    Financial Services
    • Merrill Lynch, 475,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • BB&T Bank, 75,000 SF
    • TD Bank, 45,000 SF
    • Freddie Mac, 22,000 SF


    • Alliance Capital Management, 19,000 SF
    • US Trust, 11,000 SF
    • Credit Suisse First Boston, 10,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • Wachovia Bank, 6,000 SF

    Corporations

    • L-3 Communications, 1,000,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • Watson Wyatt Worldwide, 260,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]

    • Cornerstone Research, 45,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • The Advisory Board Company, 130,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]

    Government Affairs

    • 3M Company, 120,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • Federal Express, 20,000 SF [Relocation]
    • BP Amoco, 11,000 SF [Renewal]
    • Biogen Idec, 8,500 SF [Relocation]
    • Fidelity, 8,000 SF [Renewal]
    • Merrill Lynch, 5,500 SF
    • BMW, 5,400 SF [Relocation]

    • Allied Domecq, PLC, 5,000 SF [Relocation]
    • Fortune Brands, 3,500 SF
    • Fifth Third Bank, 3,500 SF
    • Jim Beam, 3,364 SF
    • Medco Health Solutions, Inc, 3,200 SF
    • Intuit Corporation, 2,500 SF [Relocation]
    • Target, 5,400 SF [Multiple Assignments]

    Media Companies

    • Lexis-Nexis, 150,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • United Press, 50,000 SF [Building Purchase]
    • Associated Press, 43,000 SF [Renewal]
    • Cumulus Media, 23,000 SF
    • Leading Authorities, 20,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]

    • Levick Strategic Communications, 19,000 SF
    • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 13,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • Nikkei Washington Bureau, 10,000 SF
    • Comcast Cable, 6,000 SF

    Associations

    • AFL-CIO, 30,000 SF [Relocation]
    • National Genealogical Society, 20,000 SF [Consulting Services]
    • AFSCME, 20,000 SF
    • Council on Foundations, 44,000 SF
    • American Management Association, 21,000 SF

    • International Bottled Water Association, 13,000 SF [Multiple Assignments]
    • Aluminum Association, 10,000 SF
    • Glass Packaging Institute, 10,000 SF
    • The Federalist Society, 6,000 SF

    Law Firms

    • Stites & Harbison PLLC, 27,000 SF [Multiple Transactions]
    • Strook & Lavan, 15,000 SF
    • Crowell & Moring, 10,000 SF [Sublease, Disposition, Renewal]
    • Gammon & Grange, 10,000 SF [Renewal]

    • McCarthy, Sweeney & Harkaway, P.C., 9,000 SF [Relocation]
    • Dimuro Ginsberg & Mook, P.C., 7,000 SF [Renewal]
    • Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, P.C., 3,254 SF
    • Smolen & Plevy, P.C., 3,000 SF [Renewal]



John Kerr

Senior Vice President
+1 202 5855518
+1 202 7831723

Washington, D.C.

750 9th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
+1 202 783 8200
+1 202 783 1723