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John Morris III

Senior Vice President

John Morris III Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400


John Morris is currently Senior Vice President at CBRE within the firm’s Advisory & Transaction Services group based in Chicago, IL. He specializes in providing full tenant representation services and multi-market transaction management strategies for our clients’ diverse global real estate portfolios, including acquisition, disposition, and market analysis projects. With over 27 years of experience in real-estate, he is driven, dynamic and client-focused to produce world class results for the clients he teams up with.

John is currently responsible for executing and delivering transaction management & relocation services for the Allstate Insurance Company and Abbott Laboratories.

Over the past 25 years, John has worked extensively on overall strategy to reduce costs and space efficiency for our Fortune 200 clients. During this period, he has completed over 800 transactions representing approximately 14.3 million square feet of industrial and office space requirements throughout the world.

Most recently in 2019, he completed a 216,484 SF, 20-acre HQ office campus requirement in Alameda, CA, and in 2020 completed a total 154,294 SF relocation of a region office requirement in Houston, TX.

John began working for CB/Madison in 1996, now branded as CBRE Advisory & Transaction Services. Prior to that he was the Midwest Information Services Coordinator where he oversaw a department of researchers and mappers that provided CBRE its vacancy, absorption, and availability numbers along with oversight of the geographic mapping department.


  • Chicago Top 10 Professionals 2012 – 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Top Professionals 2012 – 2020
  • Member, CoreNet Global


  • DePaul University, Chicago, B.A., Urban Development

Clients Represented


  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Allstate
  • American Express
  • Bank One
  • Career Education Company
  • Kodak
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Honeywell International
  • Motorola
  • Northwestern Mutual Life
  • RR Donnelley & Sons


Significant Assignments

  • Confidential Client – Alameda, CA – HQ Office Campus Requirement – 216,484 SF/20 Acres
  • Confidential Client – Houston, TX – Relocation of a Region Office Requirement – 154,294 SF
  • Confidential Client – Greenville, SC – Disposition Call Center Office Requirement – 64,503 SF
John Morris III Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400