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John Shlesinger

Vice Chairman

John Shlesinger

Vice Chairman
+1 404 5047901
+1 404 5040027

Atlanta

3280 Peachtree Road, NE
Terminus 100, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305
+1 404 504 7900
+1 404 504 0028

Professional Experience

When the commercial real estate community thinks about the most-trusted and proven leasing advisors across the Southeast, John Shlesinger and his partner of 30 years, Sam Holmes, are the names they go to. Together they have completed over 2,000 lease transactions and structured and negotiated virtually every conceivable real estate requirement from 1,000 SF to 800,000 SF, working new angles to solve the challenges involved in ground leases, net and gross leases, build-to-suits and government incentive packages.

Mr. Shlesinger and Mr. Holmes have successfully negotiated over 80 million square feet of leases and sales and 8,400 acres valued at more than $14 billion. Providing strategic solutions and portfolio optimization initiatives to a diverse range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to technology startups, the duo has made a name for themselves by structuring the most creative deals in the industry.

No matter the size of the deal, they approach all assignments with the same intensity and attention to detail. With a track record of going the extra mile to understand a client's business model, clients have referred to them as “value-add team members” and "accessible and responsive above and beyond the call of duty." Their consultative approach and depth of services maximizes value for their clients and sets them apart as world-class.

Prior to the CBRE acquisition, Mr. Shlesinger was a Vice Chairman at Insignia, where he opened the Atlanta office, was the company’s top revenue producer in aggregate production over his four-year tenure, and led its integration into CBRE in 2003.

​Mr. Shlesinger is a native of Atlanta and married with two kids.​​

Professional Affiliations/ Accreditations

Industry Awards

  • Who’s Who in Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2000 – 2015
  • Ranked among the top five office leasing brokers in Atlanta for 15 consecutive years, 12 times ranked #1, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
  • Deal of the Year, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Deal of the Decade, 2010 (Awarded by Ernst & Young and Atlanta Business Chronicle)
  • Commercial Property News “Hot Brokers,” 1997, 1998 and 2002
  • GRID Magazine “Top Tenant Rep Broker in Atlanta,” March 2001
  • Real Estate Forum “Top Ten Tenant Rep Brokers in the Country,” 1996 and 1999
  • Atlanta Board of Realtors Alvin Cates Award
  • Atlanta Board of Realtors Silver Phoenix 


CBRE Awards

  • Colbert Circle (Top 100 Worldwide), 2002-2013
  • CBRE Top Producer Worldwide, 2011
  • Skip Beebe Award, 2011
  • Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award, 2007
  • William H. McCarthy Award, 2004


Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • CBRE Broker Advisory
  • High Museum of Art Board (current)
  • Gridiron Secret Society (member)
  • Oakland Cemetery Board (current)
  • Piedmont Driving Club (member)
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (former Board Member)
  • Boys & Girls Club Southern Trustee (former)
  • Ironwood Insurance Board (former Board Member)
  • Project Open Hand Board (former)
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital (Sisters of Mercy) (former Board Member)

Education


  • M.B.A., University of Georgia
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University


Significant Assignments



  • Cox Communications | Peachtree Dunwoody Road | 597,0006 SF
  • Cox Enterprises | Central Park | 509,000 SF
  • State Farm Insurance | 64/66 Perimeter Center | 499,593 SF
  • IHG | Ravinia Three | 488,706 SF
  • AutoTrader.com | 3003 Perimeter Summit | 438,750 SF
  • CompuCredit | Concourse 5 & 6 | 411,125 SF
  • Norfolk Southern | 1200 Peachtree | 379,339 SF
  • State Farm Auto Insurance | Terraces | 318,413 SF
  • Internet Security Systems | Mount Vernon Place | 288,000 SF
  • Georgia Dept. of Transportation | One Georgia Center | 283,948 SF
  • American Cancer Society | American Cancer Society Center | 273,745 SF
  • General Electric | 4200 Wildwood | 265,078 SF
  • Kirkpatrick Townsend | 1100 Peachtree | 260,185 SF
  • NCR | 2651 Satellite Place | 244,356 SF
  • Sutherland | 999 Peachtree | 240,906 SF
  • IBM | Mount Vernon Place | 238,500 SF
  • Piedmont Healtcare | Paces West | 235,405 SF
  • Manhattan Associates | 2300 Wildwood | 220,774 SF
  • GenOn Energy (formerly Mirant) | 1155 Perimeter Center | 215,541 SF
  • Manheim Auto | 9000 Central Park | 209,254 SF
  • Level (3) Communications | AtlantaXchange | 203,377 SF
  • State Farm Auto Insurance | Ashford Perimeter | 197,145 SF
  • Siebel Systems | One Glenlake | 195,000 SF
  • AutoTrader.com | Peachtree Dunwoody Pavillion | 193,043 SF
  • Compucredit | 245 Perimeter Center | 185,000 SF
  • Arby's Restaurant Group | 1155 Perimeter Center | 184,251 SF
  • Bank of America | Bank of America Tower | 182,970 SF
  • State Farm Auto Insurance | Ravinia Three | 179,790 SF
  • MARSH | Prominence | 175,782 SF
  • Global Payments | 10 Glenlake | 168,317 SF
  • T-Mobile | Concourse 1 & 4 | 165,956 SF
  • T-Mobile | One Ravinia | 153,000 SF
  • IBM | 7100 Highlands | 150,000 SF
  • General Electric | 1300 Parkwood | 146,346 SF
  • Towers Perrin | Atlanta Plaza | 145,000 SF
  • Cox Communications | 1001 Perimeter Summit | 142,923 SF
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers | 12th & Midtown | 140,650 SF
  • BioLab | Huntcrest | 138,928 SF
  • Piedmont Healthcare | Piedmont West | 134,852 SF
  • Jones Day | 1420 Peachtree Street | 133,610 SF
  • General Electric | Towers at Wildwood | 130,693 SF
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution | 223 Perimeter Center | 129,806 SF
  • AT&T | Lenox Park | 127,910 SF
  • Georgia Lottery Corp. | American Cancer Society Center | 127,827 SF
  • Bank South | 1075 Inner Loop Road | 126,000 SF
  • AGCO | RiverGreen | 125,800 SF
  • Cox Communications | Perimeter Summit | 125,000 SF
  • NCR | 700 Satellite Place | 120,245 SF
  • AirWatch | 1155 Perimeter Center | 109,936 SF
  • Greenberg Traurig | Terminus 200 | 105,145 SF
  • Habif, Arogeti & Wynne | Concourse 5 | 102,044 SF ​​

Clients

  • Arby's
  • AutoTrader.com
  • Bank of America
  • CompuCredit
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Equifax
  • General Electric
  • GenOn 
  • Georgia Lottery
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • IBM
  • Jones Day
  • Manhattan Associates 
  • Manheim Auto
  • NCR
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oxford Industries
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 
  • State Bank & Trust
  • Sutherland 
  • Synovus
  • Wendy’s

John Shlesinger

Vice Chairman
+1 404 5047901
+1 404 5040027

Atlanta

3280 Peachtree Road, NE
Terminus 100, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305
+1 404 504 7900
+1 404 504 0028