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, 500 W. Monroe, 111 E. Wacker, 233 N. Michigan, 200 N. Michigan, 30 N. LaSalle, 135 S. LaSalle, The Rookery, Burnham Center, The Wrigley Building, 150 N. Riverside and Gin Alley in Fulton Market. On the tenant side, John represents Apple, J. Crew (J. Crew and Madewell), Restoration Hardware, Warby Parker, Bonobos, Allen Edmonds, Splendid, Aritzia, Soft Surroundings and Tory Burch.

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 with the Loop and West Loop, and annual Chicago Neighborhood Overview, which provides an overview 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 & 2017 at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner, John was named Retail Broker of the Year.

Recent Assignments
The FranklinLoop, Chicago, ILTishman Speyer
135 S. LaSalleLoop, Chicago, ILAmTrust Realty
200 N. MichiganLoop, Chicago, ILThe John Buck Co.
150 N. RiversideWest Loop, Chicago, ILRiverside Investments
The Wrigley BuildingMag Mile - Chicago, IllinoisMansueto Properties
Gin AlleyRandolph Street - Chicago, ILNewcastle
110 N. WackerLoop - Chicago, ILHoward Hughes
Geographical Experience

Landlord and tenant representation in Downtown Chicago as well as the neighborhoods: Gold Coast, River North, Fulton Market, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview, and surrounding suburban downtowns: Naperville, Wilmette, Highland Park, Lake Forest.

Notable Transactions

AMC Theatres, Block 37
Allbirds, 843 W. Armitage
Amazaon Books, Southport
Amazon Go, Loop
Apple, 120 W. Jefferson, Naperville
Apple, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
Apple, 801 W. North 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