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John DiVall

 johnndivall@gmail.com

 

John DiVall is an accomplished executive and leader in commercial real estate with a 30 year track record of high performance development transactions throughout the United States.  With proven skill in sourcing, negotiating and closing commercial and industrial acquisitions, John excels in developing strategic alliances while delivering superior financial performance.  He has consummated well in excess of $1.5 billion in transactions and led diverse teams to achieve excellence in commercial real estate investment, operations and development.


Current and Past Work

Currently, John is the Sr. Vice President and Market Officer heading the Arizona region for Liberty Property Trust, (NYSE:  LPT) a leader in commercial real estate serving customers in the U.S. and U.K.   John opened the office in 2007, as Liberty’s newest region developing a portfolio of over 4 million square feet of award winning LEED certified office and industrial space while overseeing all aspects including acquisitions, development, leasing, property management, broker relations, and creation/implementation of Liberty’s strategic plan for the Arizona region.  He is responsible for the entire Profit and Loss (+/-$30 million NOI).  As an officer of the company, John is involved in several major corporate initiatives including:  Corporate Operational Efficiency, Office Strategy, and Industrial Organizational Structure Task Forces – all of which require high level strategic thinking, collaborating and working effectively with multiple geographic regions.

Prior to forming the Phoenix office, John ran operations for Liberty Property Trust in Wisconsin and was instrumental in opening Liberty Property Trust’s Chicago office.  Under his direction, the Milwaukee/Chicago regional office grew to over 6 million square feet of office and industrial space and nearly 200 acres of developable land.  While there, he developed approximately a dozen award winning LEED certified projects including JohnsonDiversey’s distribution center in Racine, Wisconsin, the largest LEED certified warehouse in the U.S., winning NAIOP’s National Green Building of the Year Award. 

Before joining Liberty Property Trust, John served as Head of Acquisitions for Kensington Advisors, a Chicago-based pension fund advisory firm.  He was responsible for both acquiring multi-family and industrial assets throughout the United States, as well as negotiating complex development joint ventures on behalf of clients such as the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), Florida State Board of Investments and the Michigan State Teachers Fund.  Transactions ranged from$10 million to $100 million.  While at Household Commercial Finance  John originated over $100 million in multi- family, industrial and senior housing loans throughout the United States.  Responsible for origination, underwriting, marketing, sourcing financial/credit analyses and supervision of underwriters and closers, he also performed loan workouts and sold a $75 million package of whole loans.

With Prudential Realty Group, right out of Graduate School, he consummated more than $215 million of equity sales transactions throughout the Midwest.  In both supervisory and analyst capacities, he selected and oversaw brokerage firms and performed market research, retention analysis and economic modeling for the acquisition of  industrial, multi-family, office and retail properties.


Miscellaneous

  • John was named Arizona NAIOP Developer of the Year for 2016 and 2014, and received the NAIOP LEED Project of the Year and Best Build-To-Suit Awards for 2015.
  • In just over three years, John and his Arizona team have completed Phase I of Liberty Center @ Rio Salado in Tempe.  The corporate park includes an outdoor plaza, five office buildings and one industrial building for a total of one million square feet.  Phase Two will include a hotel, retail and additional office buildings.


Memberships and Board Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors GPEC (Greater Phoenix Economic Council) 
  • Comprised of esteemed public and private leaders, the GPEC Board guides the organization to shape the region’s economy.  GPEC works collaboratively to support expansion and relocation projects and utilizes in-depth market analysis and technology strategies to ensure long-term economic sustainability of municipalities in Greater Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Board Chairman, Forest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Board of Directors. NAIOP National and Phoenix Chapters.  While Arizona NAIOP chair, started mentorship and internship programs with ASU Masters of Real Estate program.
  • Member NAIOP  e-commerce forum
  • Member Arizona Chamber of Industry and Commerce Board of Directors
  • Member ULI (Urban Land Institute), Valley Partnership, Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association
  • Frequent local and national industry speaker/presenter
  • Guest lecturer University of Wisconsin and Marquette University

 

Education & Certifications:

John DiVall obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration and Master of Science degree focusing on Investment Analysis, Real Estate Appraisal and Market Research from University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He also received certification in design from the Harvard School of Design.

 

 

 

 


 

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