John Coleman

Managing Director, KWILL RE

John Coleman brings the rare combination of big-picture strategy and tactical deal making to KWILL Real Estate. John leads assignments with occupier, landlord and investor clients in the industrial, office, healthcare and private- equity sectors, in Chicago and across the country. Clients value his ability to see beyond the next move and his willingness to stake a position and defend it – courageous traits that inform client decision-making and lead to successful outcomes.​

John’s skill sets and insight arise from nearly 20 years of leading people and companies providing top-tier corporate real estate advisory and transaction services. He led the Chicago industrial teams for Newmark Knight Frank and Transwestern and prior to that directed the sales and leasing of a three-million SF portfolio of office and industrial properties for a well-known national developer. ​

John received Transwestern Midwest Region Deal of the Year honors in 2014 and was named “Game Changer” in 2016. In 2019, John was president of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Chicago’s preeminent industrial voice for best practices, advocacy and thought leadership. An Illinois licensed Managing Broker, John is a proud husband and father, an avid (but average) golfer and a wine enthusiast.​

  • National Industrial Practice Group Leader (Newmark 2012 – 2014)​
  • Winner 2014 Midwest Deal of the Year (Transwestern)​
  • Winner 2016 “Game Changer” (Transwestern)​
  • Top Producer for 2021 (MK Asset Brokerage)​
  • President (2019) Association of Industrial Real Estate (Chicago)​
  • Board of Directors (2011-2020) Association of Industrial Real Estate (Chicago)​
  • Northern Illinois University, Journalism​
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