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John L. Privett

Executive Vice President

John L. Privett

Executive Vice President
Lic. 00952355
Meet the Team
+1 310 3634800
+1 310 3634905

South Bay

2221 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245
+1 310 3634900

Professional Experience

John Privett joined CBRE in December, 1986. He is currently the leader of a team of specialized professionals who deliver best-in-class services to investors, owners and users of industrial real estate.

John has more than thirty years of commercial real estate experience, and he has consistently participated in 20-60 transactions per year. Since 1988, John has leased or sold more than 100 million square feet of buildings valued in excess of $4 billion. John has achieved the title advancements of Sales Consultant, Senior Associate, Vice President, First Vice President, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President in the shortest time possible at CBRE. John is a member of the Coldwell Colbert Circle, which honors the top 3% of CBRE brokers nationally.
John has built his career around the values of ethics, integrity and perseverance. He was recently featured in a CBRE video series called “Faces in the Crowd”, which chronicles his journey back from a serious injury sustained while competing in a rodeo event. Today, John is a decorated triathlete and has completed the Ironman event alongside his daughter. He brings this same drive and tenacity to his work at CBRE.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Los Angeles Business Journal – LA’s Best Brokers Specializing in Industrial Properties

  • Real Estate Southern California’s Annual Hot Broker List (2005 - 2011) – Recognized as a top broker in Southern California

  • Board Member, CBRE So. California Advisory Board

  • Member, American Industrial Real Estate Assoc.

  • CB Commercial Center for Professional Education

  • CBRE – Industrial Services Champion


  • Colbert Coldwell Circle - Top 3% of CB Brokers Nationally
  • Chairman's Club (Honoring Top Salespeople in United States)
  • #1 Broker - CBRE, Los Angeles Central – 1995,1997-2004, 2006-2011
  • Largest A.I.R. Industrial Transaction – 1996
  • Real Estate Southern California Top Broker List – 2005-2013
  • Member of Office Top Ten - 1990, 1992-2015
  • Millennium Club - 1990, 1992-2013
  • Mentor to many Young Professionals


  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science; Business Administration, Emphasis; Real Estate, 1986


  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Pacific Industrial
  • 99¢ Only Stores
  • United States Post Office
  • TA Associates
  • Sares-Regis Group
  • AEW
  • GM
  • Sears
  • Bank of America
  • Georgia Pacific
  • The Bristol Group
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Overtoon, Moore & Assoc.
  • TCW Realty Advisors
  • Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management
  • IDI
  • L&B
  • LBA
  • M&M Mars
  • Xebec Development
  • Kal Kan
  • Goldrich & Kest
  • The Dart Group
  • Oltmans Const. Co.
  • Moog Automotive
  • Gaylord Container
  • Box U.S.A.
  • Certified Grocers
  • Smart & Final Iris Co.
  • Van Waters Rogers
  • Foodmaker
  • Investment Dev. Services
  • The Sheldon Appel Co.
  • Lincoln Property Co.
  • City of Commerce
  • A-1 International Foods
  • Fritzie of California

  • Barcana Int.
  • San Francisco Federal
  • Leviton Co.
  • Chevron
  • Century Wheel
  • Westcore
  • Aegon
  • Warland Investments
  • AMB
  • Univar
  • Cinram
  • Equitable Real Estate
  • Sumitomo Corp.
  • Union Bank
  • Sanwa Bank

  • Industrial Bank of Japan
  • Cenfed Bank
  • Community Bank
  • Foothill Independent Bank
  • Dahsing Bank


Faces in the Crowd

Meet John Privett, an Executive Vice President in our El Segundo office, as he reflects on a horsing accident that happened years ago and how it has impacted his life, gave him a new appreciation of his colleagues and inspired him to pursue other athletic endeavors. This video was first showcased at our 2014 Industrial and Logistics Conference, September 16-17, in a series of videos highlighting CBRE professionals who bring our corporate RISE (Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence) values to life.

John L. Privett

Executive Vice President
Lic. 00952355
Meet the Team
+1 310 3634800
+1 310 3634905

South Bay

2221 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245
+1 310 3634900

Available Properties