John Vance


John joined Stone Real Estate Corporation in 2001 after having worked at Equity Residential and Marcus Evans. Born and raised in New Jersey, John moved to Chicago in 1992. John earned his Master’s degree from the University of Illinois, a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is a member of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

Passionate about his work and dedicated to his clients, John has intimate knowledge of Chicago’s Loop and key neighborhood trade areas. John concentrates on both landlord and tenant representation. His current leasing assignments include The Franklin, The Rookery, Burnham Center, The Wrigley Building, Illinois Center, Gin Alley, Mila, One S. Wacker, 110 N. Wacker, 123 N. Wacker, 311 S. Wacker, 500 W. Monroe, 1 S. Dearborn, 161 N. Clark, One E. Erie and 3452 N. Southport. On the tenant side, John represents Apple, Amazon Books, Amazon Go, Allbirds, Madewell, Warby Parker, Equinox, Aritzia, Lucid Motors, Veronica Beard, The Shade Store and Sam Fox Restaurant Group.

Attention to Retail

John is the lead contributor in research and analysis for the Company’s annual Chicago Loop Retail Analysis, which provides an in-depth summary of retail vacancy and trends in the Loop and West Loop, and annual Chicago Neighborhood Overview, which provides a high-level perspective of Chicago’s key urban and suburban retail trade areas. John is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is Co-Chair of the Planning and Advocacy Committee for the Chicago Loop Alliance. In 2015 & 2018 at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner, John was named Retail Broker of the Year.

Recent Assignments
110 N. WackerLoop, Chicago, ILRiverside Investments/ Howard Hughes
The FranklinLoop, Chicago, ILTishman Speyer
123 N. WackerLoop, Chicago, ILLaSalle Investment Management
The Wrigley BuildingMag Mile, Chicago, ILMansueto Properties
Mila at 200 N. Michigan AvenueLoop, Chicago, ILThe John Buck Company
Gin Alley at 833-855 W. RandolphFulton Market, Chicago, ILNewcastle Ltd.
161 N. ClarkLoop, Chicago, ILCBRE Global Funds
Geographical Experience

Landlord and tenant representation in Downtown Chicago, as well as the neighborhoods of Gold Coast, The Magnificent Mile, River North, Fulton Market, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown and surrounding suburban downtowns of Naperville, Hinsdale, Evanston, Wilmette and Lake Forest.

Notable Transactions

AMC Theatres, Block 37
Allbirds, 843 W. Armitage
Amazon Books, 3443 N. Southport
Amazon Go, all Loop locations
Apple, 120 W. Jefferson, Naperville
Apple, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
Apple, 801 W. North Avenue
Aritzia, 555 N. Michigan Avenue
Aritzia, 923 N. Rush Street
Chicago Architectural Center, 111 E. Wacker
J. Crew, 929 W. North Avenue
J. Crew, 3425 N. Southport
J. Crew, 50 S. Main Street, Naperville
J. Crew, 684 N. Bank Lane, Lake Forest
Latinicity, Block 37
Lululemon, 930 N. Rush Street
Madewell, 932 N. Rush Street
Roots, 605 N. MIchigan Avenue
Splendid, 3510 N. Southport
Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak Street
Warby Parker, 851 W. Armitage
Warby Parker, 1123 N. State
Zumiez, 2 N. State Street


2018 & 2015 Retail Broker of the Year, Greater Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Awards;
2019, 2017 & 2008 Finalist, Retail Broker of the Year, Greater Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Awards