John McManus, CCIM, MCR

Vice Chairman • United States

John McManus Oakland Executive Managing Director
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Oakland, CA 94607
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John McManus, CCIM, MCR

Vice Chairman • United States


John is a nationally recognized broker who has completed some of California’s most significant industrial transactions. As a leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial team in Northern California, John provides transaction services in the East Bay and Central Valley markets.

John’s real estate and market expertise allows him to guide property owners and tenants through complex transactions, which accelerates the path to profitability and success for his clients. Over the thirteen year period ending in 2021, he participated in more than 550 transactions totaling 52 million square feet, with an aggregate value of $4.5 billion. Specializing only in industrial property, he works with both Landlords & Tenants to negotiate leases, lease renewals, build to suits and sale transactions.

Areas of Specialization
• Lease Negotiation
• Lease Renewals
• Strategic Acquisition/Disposition Services
• Built to Suit Advisory
• Capital Markets Transactions

• Top Producer - Cushman & Wakefield West Region. 2020
• Top Producer - Oakland, CA Office Cushman & Wakefield. 2006-2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019-2021
• Cushman & Wakefield’s National Culture of Oneness Award Recipient. 2011
• NAIOP Best of the Bay Lease Award. 2012, 2014, 2017
• SF Business Times Best Regional Industrial Deal Award. 2014, 2019, 2021
• SF Business Times Deal Maker of the Year. 2020

Lease Transactions:
• CT Realty, Stockton, CA (1,000,000 SF, 650,000 SF, 388,000 SF)
• Confidential eCommerce Company, Sacramento, CA (1,000,000 SF)
• Crate & Barrel / Prologis, Tracy, CA (1,225,000 SF)
• Confidential eCommerce Company, Tracy, CA (1,200,000 SF)
• Teachers Insurance and Annuity, Hayward, CA (750,000 SF)
• LDK Ventures, Richmond, CA (700,000 SF)
• Dermody Properties, Lathrop, CA (622,959 SF)
• Conor Commercial/American Realty Advisors, Newark, CA (574,647 SF)
• O’Reilly Auto Parts, Stockton, CA (530,000 SF)
• Office Depot, Fremont, CA (476,177 SF)
• Prologis, Stockton, CA (388,000 SF)
• Principal Life Insurance, Oakland, CA (294,774 SF)
• WORLDPAC, Newark, CA (252,600)
• Hollingsworth Logistics Group, Tracy, CA (214,078 SF)
• Ellis Partners, Oakland, CA (210,000 SF)
• VF Outdoor, Alameda, CA (160,000 SF)

Sale Transactions:
• Medline Industries, Tracy, CA (60 Acres)
• Morton Salt Newark, CA (31 Acres)
• SaveMart Supermarkets, Vacaville, CA (843,248 SF)
• Conor Commercial/American Realty Advisors, Newark, CA (574,647 SF)
• Medline Industries, Inc., Lathrop, CA (553,392 SF)
• MetLife, Manteca, CA (552,450 SF)
• Buzz Oates Enterprises/Northwestern Mutual, Stockton, CA (512,000 SF)
• Redemco, LLC, San Leandro, CA (235,583 SF)
• BlueLinx/McShane Development, Newark, CA (234,090 SF)
• Hearst Communications, Inc., Union City, CA (163,221 SF)
• Graybar Electric Company, Union City, CA (150,075 SF)

• Bennington College, B.A. ‘88
• State University of New York at Binghamton, M.A. ‘91
• Council of Certified Investment Members (CCIM)
• CoreNet Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR)

Community Involvement:

• Board of Directors - Friends of Kenyan Orphans. 2013-Present
• Board of Directors - Oakland Public Library Foundation. 2003-2005
• Coach- CYO Basketball, OBA Baseball and MOL Football

• Cushman & Wakefield Industrial Services Executive Committee. 2012-Present
• East Bay EDA (Economic Development Agency) Executive Committee. 2011-Present
• Chair of the Business Development and Resources Committee
• Secretary - San Leandro Redevelopment Advisory Committee – Elected Member. 1999-2005
• Board of Directors - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), San Francisco Roundtable. 2005-2010

My Listings

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Hayward Exchange @ 92 Building 1

25830 Clawiter Road
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
71,444 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Midway Commerce Center | Building A

Eubanks Dr @ Midway Rd
Vacaville, CA 95688
United States
198,126 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Hayward Exchange @ 92 Building 2

25820 Clawiter Road
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
61,720 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Midway Commerce Center | Building D

Eubanks Dr @ Midway Rd | Building D
Vacaville, CA 95688
United States
600,736 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Hayward Exchange @ 92 Building 3

25810 Clawiter Road
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
218,931 SF

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Cordelia Commerce Center Building 1

Cordelia Commerce Center
Fairfield, CA 94534
United States
60,240 SF

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