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John Stafford | Colliers | Kansas City

John Stafford


Vice Chair

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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. John has leased/sold more than 25 million square feet of real estate, completing over 1,000 transactions, with a total volume exceeding $1 billion dollars.

John 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, in 2019 was promoted to Executive Vice President, and in 2023 promoted to Vice Chair.


• Colliers Everest Award Winner recognizing top 10% of Colliers brokers in production internationally (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

• In 2021 John finished #7 out of all producers amongst all service lines at Colliers globally

• Inducted into Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame (2017)

• Awarded the exclusive SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designation

• Consistent CoStar Power Broker Award Winner

• Member of Colliers Logistics & Transportation 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

John supports various alumni, civic and charitable organizations including but not limited to: Children's TLC, Alzheimer's Foundation, Harvesters and the National Military Family Association.

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

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Featured Research

Jan 19, 2023

Kansas City-Lawrence 2023 Commercial Real Estate Forecast Report

2022 represented another year of great success for Colliers Kansas City-Lawrence. Our company had a significant amount of momentum heading into 2022 and was well positioned to navigate through the changing economic conditions of higher interest rates and rising inflation, which quickly impacted our business beginning in the third quarter.
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Jul 15, 2022

2nd Quarter 2022 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

Demand levels remain high and market fundamentals are strong for Kansas City's industrial market.
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Apr 15, 2022

1st Quarter 2022 Industrial Trends | Kansas City

Kansas City’s low vacancy rates and strong market fundamentals are a driving force for future speculative construction.
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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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