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John DiVall


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

John is the Sr. Vice President of Ryan Companies for the Southwest Region. Prior to Jointing Ryan, John served as Senior Vice President of Liberty Property Trust and was instrumental in opening three of their offices around the country, including Phoenix. 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.


  • 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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