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, 525 W. Monroe, 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 and 150 N. Riverside. 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 at the Chicago Commercial Awards Dinner, John was named Retail Broker of the Year for 2015.

Recent Assignments
The FranklinLoop, Chicago, ILTishman Speyer
135 S. LaSalleLoop, Chicago, ILAmTrust Realty
Block 37State Street, Chicago, ILCIM
200 N. MichiganLoop, Chicago, ILThe John Buck Co.
150 N. RiversideWest Loop, Chicago, ILRiverside Investments
Market SquareLake Forest, ILL3 Capital & STRS
Geographical Experience

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

Notable Transactions

Apple, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
Apple, 801 W. North Avenue
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
Lululemon, 930 N. Rush Street
Madewell, 932 N. Rush Street
Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak Street
Warby Parker, 851 W. Armitage
Warby Parker, 1123 N. State
Aritzia, 923 N. Rush
Zumiez, 2 N. State Street
AMC Theatres, Block 37, 108 N. State Street
Sandoval Restaurants, Block 37, 108 N. State Street
Splendid, 3510 N. Southport


2015 Retail Broker of the Year, Greater Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Awards
2008 Finalist, Retail Broker of the Year, Greater Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Awards