Monday, January 1, 2018

Biography

John Cobb
Healthcare and Technology Representation
Newmark Knight Frank

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE
John is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of Newmark Knight Frank, joining in 2011 in conjunction with the firm’s acquisition of an Atlanta-based boutique real estate firm.  Specializing in the representation of end users, Mr. Cobb creates and implements strategies around location selection, cost reduction, and property sales.  This multi-disciplinary approach allows John to provide reliable advisement for a myriad of client objectives and to leverage his specialized knowledge across the various areas his clients’ businesses frequently touch. 

Mr. Cobb’s clients include office users, technology providers, and healthcare organizations.  A small sample of his transaction experience includes:

  • Leasing strategy and execution for high-growth companies, ranging from 5,000 SF to over 75,000 SF
  • Early renegotiation of multiple 100,000+ SF office lease portfolios
  • Monetization of office portfolios ranging from 20,000 SF to over 300,000 SF
  • Strategic and Execution lead for multiple 30,000 ground-up office initiative

SPECIALTIES
As a degreed engineer, John applies a thorough, systematic approach to all client matters. Be it a lease restructuring, buy-versus-lease analysis, relocate-versus-renew analysis, or property monetization, John’s clients benefit from reliable projections and a data-based approach.  Clients further benefit from his specialized industry understanding, where economic trends, industry activities, competitor activities, talent availability, and specialized site requirements and availabilities are a few examples..

EXPERIENCE
Prior to his real estate career, John served in various capacities in the technology sector.  His positions included Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a privately-held technology sales and installation company, national account management for a telecommunications provider, and engineering positions in both the power and communications industries.

PERSONAL
John is a native of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Married since 1991, he resides in Lilburn with his wife, and two children. The Cobbs are active members of a growing church and are engaged in all manner of family activities, including youth leadership,various sports and fitness activities, and camping.

EDUCATION
BA Electrical Engineering (with Honors), Georgia Tech 1991
Technology Association of Georgia
Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors - Million Dollar Club
Metro Atlanta and Gwinnett Chambers of Commerce
Personally Licensed in Georgia