John Schaefer - Cushman & Wakefield
John Schaefer

John Schaefer

Managing Director
Managing Director


Professional Expertise

Cushman and Wakefield (formerly Terranomics), 2001–Present


Areas of Specialization

John Schaefer joined Terranomics Retail Services (now Cushman and Wakefield) in 2001 and specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties and tenant representation in Northern California. John has been involved with numerous ground-up development projects and instrumental in the purchase, entitlement, and leasing process start to finish. Prior to joining Terranomics in 2001, John specialized in retail leasing and investments at CB Richard Ellis. He has acted as a Senior Partner for the Retail Team since joining the firm in 2001 and provides leadership and direction for the North Bay Retail division of Cushman and Wakefield. John has completed over 650 lease transactions with Cushman and Wakefield totaling over $1.2 Billion in lease consideration and 52 sale transactions totaling over $575 million. John currently has 27 listings in the Bay Area totaling over 1.5 million square feet.


Representative Client List

Landlord Representation:

• Regency Centers

• US Capital Partners

• Rich Properties

• Citivest

• Catellus Development Group

• Kimco

• Macerich

• Seagate Properties

• Basin Street Properties

• Lasalle Investment Management

• Grosvenor Americas

• Village Properties

• Pacific Capital

• PICOA, Inc.

• Codding Enterprises


Tenant Representation:

• Kohl’s Department Stores

• Mervyn’s Department Stores

• Gottschalk’s Department Stores

• Starbuck’s Coffee Company

• $.99 Only Stores

• JP Morgan Chase

• AT&T Wireless

• Patelco Credit Union

• The Habit Burger Restaurants

• Jamba Juice

• Panda Express Restaurants

• Subway Restaurant Group

• CVS Pharmacy


Major Transactions

• KOHL’s Department Stores: Initial Bay Area Rollout (11 transactions) - 88,400-98,500 SF

• Safeway: Petaluma, CA

• Mervyns: 10 transactions - 80,000-100,000 SF

• Wal-Mart: American Canyon, CA

• Chevron: American Canyon, CA

• Chase Bank: 12 transactions

• Best Buy Electronics: 1 transaction

• REI: 2 transactions - 22,000 SF

• CVS: 2 transactions 15,000-19,000 SF

• Armstrong Garden Center: 2 transactions

• Panda Express Restaurants: 5 transactions

• The Habit Burger Restaurants: 15 transactions

• Starbucks: Over 25 transactions

• $.99 Only Stores: 6 transactions

• Patelco Credit Union: 16 transactions



• Albertson's: 13 transactions

• Mervyn's: 6 transactions

• Safeway: 1 transaction


Professional Recognition

Navigator Award, CB Richard Ellis, Inc., 2000

Retail Salesperson of the Year, Cassidy Turley/Cushman Wakefield, 2003-2016

Top North Bay Producers, 2001-2016

Dealmaker of the Year, Cassidy Turley, 2003

Inter-office Dealmaker of the Year, Cassidy Turley, 2003, 2006

Co-Star Power Broker Award, 2010-2016


Professional Affiliations

Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)



Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, Political Science with an

emphasis in Business and Environmental Studies