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John Read

First Vice President

License: Lic. 01359444

John Read First Vice President
Lic. 01359444
Newport Beach 3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Professional Experience

John Read and the National Retail Partners-West team are recognized as industry leader retail investment property experts with specialization in portfolio, anchored centers, strip centers, single

tenant assets, specialty retail projects, “distressed” assets and parcelized disposition strategy opportunities in the western states for institutional and private capital clients. Leveraging their institutional quality knowledge, broad based and cooperative marketing strategies, and unparalleled access to private capital investors, the Team has completed over 740 retail transactions totaling more than $11 billion in value since 2012.

Prior to joining CBRE in 2008, John worked for a national commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in the acquisition, disposition, and marketing of investment properties throughout California and the western states. By leveraging the company’s nationwide network of investment property specialists, John quickly became one of the company’s top producing brokers for the region.

With over 16 years of real estate and transactional experience as well as in depth knowledge of the capital markets and retail real estate industry, John understands the importance of brokerage specialization while providing his clients with a multi-discipline brokerage platform, superior marketing, and a team approach to ensure superior results in today's investment market.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Licensed California Real Estate Salesperson
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, ICSC
  • Candidate, CCIM



  • Top 10 Retail Investment Property Producer for CBRE Southern California/Hawaii – 2018
  • NAIOP Young Professionals Group (YPG) - Class of 2010-2011
  • Contributor to GlobeSt, Western Real Estate Business, Real Estate Forum and other real estate publications
  • 2006 “Partner Circle Award” recipient recognizing the top producing brokers nationwide (Sperry Van Ness)



  • California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts; Business Administration



  • The Abbey Company
  • Bank of America
  • Black Lion Investment Group
  • Carlton Browne & Co
  • Consolidated Tomoka Land Co
  • CW Capital Asset Management
  • C-III Asset Management
  • Decron Properties
  • Del Taco
  • Dynamic Development Co
  • Excelsior Capital Partners
  • First City Financial
  • GE Capital
  • GEM Realty Capital
  • Glenborough
  • Golcheh Development
  • Greenlaw Partners
  • IRA Capital
  • Kearny Real Estate Co
  • Kensington Real Estate Group
  • KeyBank
  • Lincoln Property Co
  • Lewis Operating Corp
  • M & J Wilkow
  • The Muller Company
  • Northeast Bank
  • PacWest Asset Management
  • PS Business Parks, Inc.
  • Retail Centers Investment Groups
  • Ross Capital SC Development
  • Spathco
  • Thomas Properties
  • TradeCor/CalBay Development
  • US Bank



John Read First Vice President
Lic. 01359444
Newport Beach 3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660