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John Demaree


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

I am a highly experienced, 27-year commercial real estate professional. I am a go-to advisor within the Indiana commercial real estate arena – frequently sought by the banking, legal, and economic development community for real estate asset consultation.

In addition to brokerage and investment transactional work, I have particular expertise in multi-market advisory, having represented various companies in securing and disposing of space throughout the U.S. and Canada which have included several large-scale build-to-suit projects. These assignments require specialized knowledge to navigate various components of multi-faceted deals including: RFP and vendor selection, local connections toward zoning appeals and approvals, tax review, incentives procurement, capital financing support, and construction best practices.

I have fulfilled various leadership roles at the firm including Managing Partner of the Property Management division – particularly thru its infancy launch; consistently served on the Finance Committee; and have provided valuable mentoring of young brokers. I have achieved notable industry acknowledgements and multiple Top Broker recognitions including serving as a panelist on Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Commercial Real Estate & Construction Power Breakfast.

I was co-founder of zWORKS – a nonprofit, co-working membership-based economic development engine for Zionsville, and was involved in its initial facility infrastructure and a catalyst in the launch phase. I also serve as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for Aspire Indiana – a mental health and substance abuse counseling service; and serve on the Board of Directors of Syndicate Sales, Inc. – the leading hard goods supplier to the floral industry.


  • Board of Directors.  zWORKS
  • Board of Directors.  Syndicate Sales, Inc.
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors.   Aspire Indiana, Inc.
  • Past Board of Advisors.  Wurster Construction
  • Recipient.  Duke Realty – Most Significant Project
  • Recipient.  Duke Realty – Top Producer Award
  • Recipient.  Duke Realty – Top Indiana Industrial Brokers Award 2013


B.S. Accounting  - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Memberships & Involvements




Area Development, Asset Resolution Services, Development Consulting, Land Sales, Location Advisory and Incentives

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Occupier Services

Property Type

Industrial, Land

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Featured Research

Aug 9, 2022

Record Tenant Demand Driving New Construction Wave

Q2 2022 — New leasing activity surged in 22Q2 and is expected to set records for a second consecutive year. Developers are acquiring land and building speculative projects at a historic pace to keep up with demand.
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May 5, 2022

Record-Low Vacancy and Absorption Lead to Historic Construction Levels

Q1 2022 | The growing demand for big-box users is boosting Indianapolis industrial market fundamentals. New leasing activity totaled 23.5 MSF in 2021 with another 4.7 MSF in 22Q1, when the market achieved 3.2 MSF in direct occupancy gains. The vacancy rate decreased to 3.67%, a new record low, and the new construction pipeline is larger than ever as developers continue to expand the boundaries of the traditional industrial footprint.
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Jan 28, 2022

Q4 2021 | Outsized Occupier Demand Triggers Record Market Growth

Despite ongoing supply and labor shortages, inflationary concerns and other factors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industrial sector remains red hot. The growing demand for e-commerce, third-party logistics providers and big-box industrial real estate is boosting Indianapolis industrial market fundamentals
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Featured News

Jan 31, 2022

Sale Leaseback of 90,314 SF Industrial Facility

Jobsite Supply’s 90,314 square foot warehouse facility is located at 1940 Oliver Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. The facility sits on a 7.5 acres of which over 4 acres provide zoned outside storage and is located one half mile from I-70 and less than two miles from downtown’s Central Business District.
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Jan 6, 2022

Colliers Facilitates the Sale of 248,363 SF Industrial Portfolio

Colliers has closed the sale of a seven-building, 248,363 square-foot infill industrial portfolio in the Indianapolis market.
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