After graduating from UCLA in 1984, John began working in commercial real estate brokerage in Orange County, California. While in brokerage, John specialized in industrial sales and leasing, as well as investment sales. John was regularly recognized as a top producing salesman.

In 1990, John began working with Fujita Corporation USA as their vice president and as the managing director of Fujita Corporation's property management division, 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. His duties included oversight of the first private Japanese REIT in California. When John joined Fujita, the majority of their portfolio was under fee management. Within two years, John grew FPM and took the management of all properties in house. In addition to leasing hundreds of thousands of square feet on behalf of Fujita, John was responsible for disposing of Fujita's portfolio in the late '90's. All sales were made direct and without the use of a broker.

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. He also continues to consult on behalf of Fujita Corporation in Japan.

Over the past seventeen years, John, and his partners, have acquired commercial real estate in California, the Midwest and internationally. He currently owns commercial property both domestically and internationally. Along with his partners, he acts as asset and property manager for this portfolio. One premier property is the International Trade Center building in Tamuning, Guam. John was the president of Fujita Property Guam (FPG) which owned and managed this 210,000 square foot office building. .

Currently, John is the Director of Property Management at bkm Capital Partners in Irvine, California. There, he oversees the management of over 3 million square feet of commercial multi-tenant industrial properties with just under 1,000 tenants, in three states.

John is a member of the document oversight committee for the AIR Commercial 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 Commercial Real Estate Forms: a User's Manual Volume II – Purchase Forms, Agency Forms and Addenda, both are reference/instructional tools used by real estate professionals all across the United States. He also speaks publicly about the forms and provides educational seminars to thousands of members of the real estate community. 

John is a licensed real estate broker. He sat on the board of 360 Commercial Partners in Orange County, California. He is also a licensed pilot, was certified as an EMT by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, and is active in his church and community.

EDUCATION
Pepperdine University School of Law- Straus Institute:
    Academic Certificate in Dispute Resolution- Presently Enrolled
University of California at Los Angeles
    Bachelor of Arts Degree- 1984


EXPERIENCE
2016-Present: Director of Property Management/ bkm Capital Partners

2006 - 2016: President of Fujita Property Guam.

  • Managing Member TOP Associates.
  • Member of A.I.R. Forms Committee.
  • Commercial Real Estate Consultant.
  • Expert Witness.



2000-2009: Vice President/ Voit Commercial Brokerage.

1990-2000: Vice President and Director of Asset Management for Fujita Corporation, USA.

1984-1990: Vice President/Daum Commercial Real Estate Brokerage.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
AIR, Forensic Expert Witness Association, Newport Beach Association of Realtors.

PUBLICATIONS
Commercial Real Estate Forms: a User's Manual Volume I - Lease Forms and Addenda - Author 2009

Commercial Real Estate Forms: a User's Manual Volume II – Purchase Forms, Agency Forms and Addenda - Author 2013.

AIR (WinAIR) FORMS: Standard Industrial/Commercial Land Lease-Gross, Lease Abstract and Work Letter, MRV/Rent Adjustment.

TRAINING
John has provided educational seminars and training on the AIR Forms to thousands of commercial real estate professionals including brokers, attorneys, property managers, escrow officers and owners. His seminars have been approved by the State Bar of California for continuing education credits and qualify for continuing education credits with the State Bar of California.

 

 

 

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