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John J Ayoob

Executive Vice President

cbre-label-license: Lic. 00789549

John J Ayoob Executive Vice President
Lic. 00789549
South Bay 2221 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245

Professional Experience

John Ayoob joined CBRE in 1980 as an office specialist focusing on the Lower Westside and South Bay office market areas. John is recognized as one of the premier advisory and transaction office brokers in the region. In the past 10 years, John has been involved in leases and sales of over 20,000,000 square feet of office transactions in the South Bay and West Side areas. John has also been effective in advising companies on relocation to the area from other areas in Southern California. 

South Bay Office Advisory Group

John is a partner in the South Bay Office Advisory Group. The South Bay Office Advisory Group is a team of four (4) professionals, including his partner of 35 years, Grafton Tanquary, all with defined roles and responsibilities, dedicated to being the premier office advisory team in Los Angeles. The team’s infrastructure, dominant market presence and active corporate service business offers our clients unparalleled service, market intelligence, and corporate relationships.


Professional Affiliations And Accreditations


  • Licensed California Real Estate Salesperson




  • Top Ten Producer in the South Bay: 1996-2015
  • Top Producer in the South Bay: 1996, 1999 and 2000
  • 1999-2000 Los Angeles Business Journal Landlord Broker of the Year
  • 2000 CBRE’s National Team of the Year
  • 2000-2004 South Bay’s Largest User Transaction
  • 2004-2015 Top Office Producer
  • 2004-2005 National Top 100



    • University of Southern California
      Master of Business Administration, Real Estate and Finance
      Bachelor of Science; Marketing 
    • Adjunct Faculty
      University of Southern California
      Marshall School of Business


    Significant Assignments


    Pacific Corporate Towers

    Among Mr. Ayoob's many successful projects is the strategic renovation of the 1.5 million square foot Pacific Corporate Towers in El Segundo. The project resulted in the leasing of over 750,000 square feet to both new tenants and renewals - taking the project from 70% to 92% leased in less than eighteen months.

    Howard Hughes Center 

    This project has included underwriting over 750,000 square feet of new office development and pre-leasing over 450,000 square feet.

    Continental Grand Plaza II 

    Completed in September 1999, this 240,000 square foot building was 100% leased at the then highest rates in El Segundo within 11 months of opening.

    2300 E. Imperial Highway 

    Represented the buyer in acquiring this 157,000 square foot building, spearheaded a complete renovation and leased the entire building to Boeing and DIRECTV 60 days from completion of the renovation.




    • DIRECTV 
    • AT&T Broadband 
    • Media One 
    • Kyocera Data Technology 
    • Toyota Motor Sales 
    • Prodege Corporation 
    • Allstate Insurance Co. 
    • Active Interest Media 
    • IBM 
    • Learning Tree International 
    • Cox Communications 
    • Candle Corporation

    John J Ayoob Executive Vice President
    Lic. 00789549
    South Bay 2221 Rosecrans Avenue
    Suite 100
    El Segundo, CA 90245