Senior Vice President & Principal | Central California
License # 00870084
John began his real estate career in the residential sector in 1984. By 1986 he made the decision to concentrate on commercial real estate and joined Charles Tingey Associates (now Colliers International | Central California) from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 through 2009, John worked with two other commercial real estate firms, ASU & Associates and Commercial Retail Associates.
In 2009 he rejoined the Bakersfield office of Colliers International | Central California to head up the Retail Services Team. Since his return to Colliers in Bakersfield, he has attained Top Performer status each year and became a principal in 2013. In addition to leading the Retail Department in Bakersfield, he has been the head of his own successful father-son “Hale Retail Team” since 2015.
Prior to his career in real estate, John played 11 years of professional baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners, spending parts of 6 seasons at the major league level.
The core of John’s successful career has been to build and maintain long-term relationships based on trust, competence and results.
As the exclusive representative for Home Depot in the Central California Valley, John was involved in thirteen (13) new store developments and five (5) surplus property dispositions in the past twenty (20) years.
More recently, John represented Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America and Union Bank in the disposition of over $50 million of REO assets.
California State University – Bakersfield
Arizona State University
Memberships & Involvements
ICSC, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Kern Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors St. Francis School Foundation, Bob Elias Sports Hall of Fame, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health
Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Grocery Outlet!, Krispy Kreme, El Pollo Loco