Vice Chair • United States
John Alascio is an Executive Managing Director in the firm’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance practice. John is based in both Cushman & Wakefield’s Manhattan and East Rutherford offices, and is one of the executives running the firms Tri-State/Metro Equity, Debt, and Structured Finance platform. The team conducts transactions across all major U.S. markets, with primary emphasis on Tri-State/Metro area.
John has extensive expertise in structuring transactions involving single asset and portfolio level financing, structured equity deals including joint ventures, preferred equity, recapitalizations, and programmatic ventures.
John’s experience spans property asset classes including industrial, office, retail and mixed use, multifamily, as well as specialty property types including cold storage, self-storage, and life sciences. He has specialized expertise and experience in logistics and industrial real estate and related property uses including land and pre-development, speculative construction, build-to-suit financings, and large portfolios requiring senior and sub-debt structures, note on note financing, and SASB executions in the securitized markets. Over the course of his career, John and his team has been actively involved in the sourcing, underwriting and execution of over $45 billion in transaction volume.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, John spent the last 11 years in commercial banking and investment banking, working for Oberon Securities, USA Bank, and Lighthouse Business Group.
Since joining Cushman & Wakefield, John and his team has successfully closed over $45B of equity, debt, and structured financed investments. Some notable financings include the $450MM financing and sale of the UPS facility in Bayonne, NJ, the $208MM acquisition financing for Novo Nordisk’s North American headquarters in Princeton, NJ, arranging and syndicating a $200MM build to suit construction financing on behalf of Centene Corporation (CNC:US) in Clayton, MO, and securing $400MM of acquisition financing for 375 Hudson Street in New York City, New York. Most recently John has closed over $2B of industrial financings with institutional Sponsors focused on development or modern warehouse and distribution product and also advised on the $100MM financing of Merrill Lynch BofA’s Campus in Hopewell, NJ, and was part of the team that executed Unilever North America’s Sale/ Leaseback headquarter building that won NAIOP’s Deal of the Year honours in 2017.
John received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in Political Science, and additional degrees in Criminology, and Italian. He also completed additional studies at Lorenzo Di Medici in Florence, Italy, the New York Institute of Finance, and the Risk Management Association. John is an active member of the National MS Society, NY Stage & Film, as well commercial real estate affiliations through NAIOP, ULI, and NMHC.