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John McClain

Senior Project Manager

John McClain Senior Project Manager
Oak Brook 700 Commerce Dr
Suite 450
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Professional Experience

John McClain is a Senior Project Manager with CBRE’s Investment Project Management group. He is responsible for managing all facets in facility, mixed-use and retail real estate environments.  In recent years, John has been involved in a wide range of tenant improvements including restaurant, retail, medical, showroom and office space. His recent responsibilities include TI projects of various scope and developments in the Gold Coast, West Loop and near north side for CBRE managed properties and outside clients. 

His 20+ years of proven experience has demonstrated a close relationship with clients, tenants, owners and contractors, ensuring that the development goals for each property and project are met.  John’s focus on client communications, customer service, relationship management and project reporting contribute to the consistent delivery of best in class services.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Illinois


  • Stephen F. Austin State University – Associates Degree, Geology
  • Red Wing Energy Center – Degree in Solar Engineering and Energy Management
  • Real Estate Institute – Real Estate Broker

Significant Assignments

  • 150 N. Michigan | Capital Improvements, TI Build-Outs, Office, Retail, Lobby, Amenities | 100,000+ SF | $9M
  • Waterton/Presidential Towers | Capital Improvements, TI Build-Outs, Office, Retail, Development | 75,000+ SF | $6.5M
  • 737 N. Michigan Avenue | Capital Improvements, TI Build-Outs, Office, Amenities | 100,000+ SF | $12M
  • IL State Tollway Oasis Redevelopment | Development, Capital Improvements, Retail | 350,000+ SF | $100M
  • Grammercy Property Trust | Capital Improvements | 50,000+ SF | $1M

Clients Represented

  • CBRE
  • Waterton/Presidential Towers/River North Park/One E. Delaware
  • 737 N. Michigan/Consulate General of Japan/Lurie Children's Hospital
  • iStar Financial/IL State Toll Highway Authority - Oases Project (7) Properties
  • CBRE-Global Investors/150 N. Michigan/161 N. Clark 
  • Grammercy Property Trust
John McClain Senior Project Manager
Oak Brook 700 Commerce Dr
Suite 450
Oak Brook, IL 60523