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John Lo

Senior Vice President

John Lo Senior Vice President
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

Professional Experience

An accomplished investment manager with more than 23 years of commercial real estate finance experience, Mr. Lo offers clients a broad platform of products for apartments, industrial, office, retail, and hotels. His primary focus is to originate, structure, and negotiate debt and equity recapitalization, acquisition, construction, redevelopment, and bridge alternatives. His strength is to specifically customize debt originations, structured financings, and joint venture equity investments alternatives tailored to client and capital needs.

Mr. Lo has raised over $6 billion in debt and equity capital in addition to management of over $18 billion in separate and comingled funds. Most recently, he has arranged the debt and equity for the Google Campus in Kirkland, the 380-unit NEXUS Condominiums, the Westpark Portfolio in Redmond, and the 450 unit McKenzie Apartments in South Lake Union. Other notable transactions include: Columbia Tower, Pacific Place, Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, Nordstrom Headquarters Tower, Civica Office Commons, Two Rodeo Drive, Chevron Corporate Headquarters, and Westside Pavillion among others.

Prior to joining CBRE, John managed the Pacific Northwest region for JLL’s debt and equity practice and was also a founding and lead partner in Bluewater Realty Capital, a regional mortgage banking firm. Prior to founding Bluewater, he was a Vice President at Intervest Mortgage. He also has experience as a construction lender during his tenure as a Vice President for the Wells Fargo Real Estate Group; as an investment banker at Eastdil Secured; and as an investment manager for Clarion Partners.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, Mortgage Banker’s Association
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Center


  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science; Finance

Clients Represented

    • Bank of America
    • Beacon Capital
    • Bentall Kennedy
    • Blackstone / EOP
    • Cantor Fitzgerald
    • Canyon Partners
    • Chevron
    • Clarion / MetLife
    • Clise Properties
    • Deutsche (RREEF)
    • Equity Residential Properties
    • General Growth Properties
    • Greystar
    • Heitman
    • Invesco / Tarragon
    • KBS
    • Mitsubishi Corporation
    • Nordstrom
    • New York State Teachers
    • New York Common
    • Northwestern Mutual Life
    • Nomura
    • Oregon State Teachers
    • Schnitzer Northwest
    • Unico Properties
    • Washington State Inv. Board
    • Westport Capital Partners
John Lo Senior Vice President
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101