NAI Hiffman promotes John Whitehead to Executive Vice President
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (August 3, 2017) – NAI Hiffman is pleased to announce the promotion of John Whitehead from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President; he has also been named as the newest shareholder for the firm. John joined NAI Hiffman’s Industrial Services group in 2005.
“We are pleased to honor John’s hard work and success with a promotion to Executive Vice President and shareholder status,” said Michael Flynn, COO of NAI Hiffman. “His energy and passion are evident every day, both to the firm and his clients.”
John represents property owners, tenants and buyers in the greater Chicagoland area, helping to create real estate solutions and supporting business strategies. His primary areas of focus include west and southwest suburban industrial markets. In his career, John has completed more than 130 transactions, totaling more than 5 million square feet and nearly $150 million in value.
Companies that John has represented in sale and lease transactions include ML Realty, DCT, Silgan, COM2 Recycling Solutions, and Cadence Premier Logistics, among others. Recent success highlights include Heritage Crossing, a 228- acre business park in Lockport, where John completed more than 1,170,000 square feet in transactions in 2016, leading the developer to build an additional 845,000 square feet of new product, which is scheduled to come online Q3 2017.
John gained exposure to the field of real estate working as an Associate in the industrial real estate division for The Staubach Company for three years, prior to joining NAI Hiffman.
John is a graduate of Regis University and is a member of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE).