John is a member of the document oversight committee for the American Industrial Real Estate Association, (AIR). His duties include contributing to the ongoing process of creating, modifying and updating all of the AIR real estate forms which are used throughout the United States. John coauthored the AIR Commercial Real Estate Forms: A User's Manual Volume I - Lease Forms and Addenda and Volume II- Purchase and Sales Forms; both are reference/instructional tools used by real estate professionals all over the country. He also speaks publicly about the forms and has provided educational seminars to thousands of real estate professionals.
After graduating from UCLA in 1984, John began working in commercial real estate brokerage in Orange County, California. John continues to offer brokerage services today.
John worked with Fujita Corporation USA as their vice president and as the managing director of Fujita Property Management, (FPM). While at Fujita, John was responsible for overseeing just under 4 million square feet of institutional grade commercial property, (valued at approximately $400 million with just over 700 tenants) and for the day to day operations of FPM. In addition to leasing hundreds of thousands of square feet on behalf of Fujita, John was responsible for disposing of Fujitas portfolio in the late 90s.
Subsequent to the sale of the Fujita portfolio, John joined Voit Commercial Brokerage and for several years was ranked as a top producer. Simultaneously, John grew his own personal portfolio of commercial property and in 2009, John left Voit to focus his efforts on his portfolio.
Over the past ten years, John has personally acquired commercial real estate in California, the Midwest and internationally. He currently owns just under 500,000 square feet of commercial property both domestically and internationally. Along with his partners, he acts as asset and property manager for this portfolio. One such property is the International Trade Center building in Tamuning, Guam. John is the president of Fujita Property Guam, (FPG) which owns and manages this 200,000 square foot building. In addition, he consults for Fujita and provides brokerage services on a select basis.
John is a licensed real estate broker. He sits on the board of 360 Commercial Partners. He is a member of the AIR, FEWA and IREM.