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John Stafford | Colliers | Kansas City

John Stafford


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

John specializes in the sales and leasing of industrial properties throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as tenant and buyer representation. Since 2006, John has leased/sold more than 15 million square feet of real estate, completing over 800 transactions, with a total volume exceeding $700 million dollars.

John Stafford began his commercial real estate career in 2006 and joined Colliers in January of 2011. In 2012, John was promoted to Senior Vice President, in 2013 became a partner of the firm, and in 2019 was promoted to Executive Vice President.


• Colliers International Everest Award Winner recognizing top 10% of Colliers brokers in production internationally (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
• Inducted into Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame (2017)
• Awarded the exclusive SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designation
• Overall Top Producer Colliers International | Kansas City office (2016)
• Consistent Costar Power Broker Award Winner
• Member of Colliers International Logistics & Transporation Services Group


Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing– Mississippi State University

Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Finance – University of Missouri – Kansas City

Licensed Real Estate Agent – Kansas and Missouri

Memberships & Involvements

Children's TLC

Alzheimer's Foundation


National Military Family Association

along with other alumni, civic, and charitable organizations

Member of the Metropolitan Kansas City Board of Realtors



Metro Leasing, Metro Sales, Land Sales, Distribution, Warehouses, Mixed-Use Properties, Investment Properties

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Land


Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

My Team

Featured Research

May 28, 2021

1st Quarter 2021 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

The Kansas City industrial sector operated full steam ahead throughout 2020, and that momentum is carrying over into 2021. As a result, the industrial sector continues to outperform all other commercial real estate sectors throughout the Kansas City metro and nationally. The robust industrial fundamentals at the beginning of 2021 point to further expansion expected for the sector. E-commerce and overall retail growth will continue to fuel the need for additional modern industrial space for the foreseeable future.
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Nov 30, 2020

3rd Quarter 2020 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

The industrial sector continues to recover and perform better than any other commercial real estate sectors throughout the Kansas City metro. Locally and nationally, industrial continued to post positive gains in Q3 2020, with the overall vacancy rate in Kansas City increasing slightly to 6.1% by the end of the quarter.
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Aug 11, 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

Following a strong first quarter in 2020, second quarter figures are the first barometer of COVID-19 related challenges and showed continued positive gains in the industrial real estate sector. The overall vacancy rate in Kansas City remained unchanged at 6.0% by the end of Q2 2020. The vacancy rate has declined by 40 basis points relative to this time one year ago.
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Featured News

Sep 3, 2021

Leasing Begins at Raymore Commerce Center

Colliers International will represent VanTrust Real Estate on the lease-up of the first speculative building in Raymore Commerce Center, an industrial logistics park located on 136 acres in the I-49 corridor in Raymore, Missouri.
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Jul 23, 2021

Colliers Kansas City represents VanTrust on 1M SF industrial building groundbreaking

VanTrust breaks ground a 1M SF speculative industrial building at Raymore Commerce Center in Raymore, MO. Colliers Kansas City will continue representing VanTrust in leasing the industrial development.
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