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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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Record Low Vacancy Despite Construction Spree

All sectors of the Indianapolis industrial market are booming, reaching the lowest vacancy and highest rental rates on record. The result has been an influx of new construction of all varieties.
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Indianapolis Office Market Rents on the Rise

Q1 2019 | The local office market direct vacancy rate ticked up to 15.9% in Q1 2019, mainly due to one significant negative absorption event that wiped out occupancy gains made in 2018. Leasing activity is off to a strong start, and rental rates continue to rise across all product types - up 3.7% overall.
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Feb 13, 2019

Indianapolis Office Market Strong in 2018

Q4 2018 | Class A occupancy gains in the CBD and Keystone Crossing submarkets helped total year-end direct net absorption reach 256,431 sf. Asking rents rose again but slowed to 2.8% year-over-year growth.
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