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John Lesinski

Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

John Lesinski is an Executive Vice President at Colliers International’s Northern Virginia office, specializing in industrial tenant and owner representation in addition to land and building disposition services. His primary focus of expertise is in the Northern Shenandoah Valley along the Interstate 81 Corridor. His clients include Equus Capital Partners (formerly BPG Properties), Hines, RMR Group, Saban Real Estate, LNR Partners, Lexington Realty Trust, Stagg Capital, and Rialto Capital.

His recent transactions in the I-81 Corridor include involvement in a 330,000 square foot lease to Proctor & Gamble, a 400,000 square foot build-to-suit for Fiat Chrysler Automotive, a 350,000 square foot lease renewal for Heinz Kraft, a 250,000 square foot lease transaction with Home Depot, the disposition of a 75,000 square foot data center in Frederick County, Virginia and a 170,000 square foot building sale on behalf of Rialto Capital.  John has also been involved in multiple land transactions that have resulted in industrial development in the Valley.

John is a member of the Logistics & Transportation Solutions Group, a global Colliers team working in partnership with a host of engineers, consultants, designers and other industry experts to address the specialized demands of the international supply chain and shipping industry.


John is a licensed broker in Virginia, Maryland,  West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Prior to joining Colliers International, he was a principal of Leland Group Commercial Real Estate, LLC,  a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm in the Northern Shenandoah Valley specializing in industrial transactions along the Interstate 81 Corridor and near the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, Virginia. He is also the former Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis Company, overseeing brokerage operations, training, recruiting, business development, and strategic planning for offices in Washington, DC; Tysons, Corner, Virginia; and Bethesda and Baltimore, Maryland.

John is a 1980 graduate of Santa Clara University, California, and served 26 years in the Marine Corps. After leaving active duty in 1985, John continued his career in the Reserves and retired as a colonel in 2006. While in the Reserves, he earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence College.




•  Top Industrial Leasing Broker: CoStar Power Broker Award - 2016 - 2019

•  Top Brokerage Performer:  Circle of Excellence Award, Grubb & Ellis  - 1996 through 2001

•  Top Management Performer:  Placed 29 brokers in the Grubb & Ellis Top 100 nationwide, including 12 in the Top 20 - 2003-2005

•  Lead Grubb & Ellis’ DC Metro offices to Tier One rankings – 2000 through 2006

  • Formed Leland Group Commercial Real Estate (2007-2013) and specialized in transactions along the I-81 Corridor in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
  • Became the leader of the industrial practice for Colliers International along the I-81 Corridor with focus in the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.


John served on the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors and as the chairman of the Rappahannock County School Board; he is on the Real Estate and Finance Committee of Valley Health Services in Winchester, Virginia; and was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Board of Veterans Services and the Veterans Services Foundation Board. He and his wife Heidi live in Washington, Virginia in Rappahannock County.


Joint Military Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, MSSI


Santa Clara University, BS


UPS, Hollingsworth, The InterChange Group, National Wildlife Federation, Hines, RMR Group, Saban Real Estate, Equus Capital Partners, LNR Partners, Lexington Realty Trust,, Stagg Capital, and Rialto Capital.


Service Lines

Capital Markets, Landlord Representation

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office


Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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