John Arthurs


(248) 663-0506
(248) 563-3225

[email protected]

Years of Experience
30+ years

Areas of Specialization

Real service for corporate and
investment real estate.

Professional Experience

John specializes in industrial real estate sales, leasing, build to suit, tenant and landlord representation throughout metropolitan Detroit and across the USA. An industry veteran with more than 30 years experience, he has completed hundreds of transactions and representation assignments in the Macomb and Oakland County markets. However, John’s primary focus is satisfying his clients, wherever their requirements take him - including China. This focus has enabled him to develop strong business relationships throughout the region.

Before joining P.A. Commercial, John spent 11 years as a Vice President with Grubb & Ellis Company following 11 years as a Vice President at Colliers International.  His experience has allowed him to develop an intimate knowledge of industrial processes and requirements, including manufacturing processes, bulk warehouse/distribution, automotive supplier requirements, fire sprinkler density, cranes, docks, zoning, heavy industrial uses, outside storage, rail requirements, waterway freighter docking facilities, and more.
Significant Assignments
  • Composites One – Global Tenant Representation. Average 7 lease renewals/year, closed over 10 leases since incision of exclusive representation, including:
    • Santa Fe, CA tenant rep lease renewal 75,000 sq. ft.
    • Monessen, PA tenant rep lease renewal 30,000 sq. ft.
    • Nashville, TN tenant rep lease renewal 30,000 sq. ft.
    • Seattle, WA tenant rep lease renewal 30,000 sq. ft.
    • Dayton, OH tenant rep lease renewal 27,000 sq. ft.
    • Troy, WI tenant rep lease renewal 15,000 sq. ft.
  • Grupo Antolin – tenant rep assignment 165,000 sq. ft. 10/1/2011
  • China Automotive – buyer rep assignment acquisition 20,000 sq. ft. 7/1/2012
  • MST Steel - buyer rep assignment acquisition 139,000 sq. ft. 1/1/2012
  • Ashley Capital – acquisition of 285,000 sq. ft. 3/29/2012
  • Grand Rapids Controls - tenant rep assignment, China 50,000 sq. ft. lease 5/1/2011
  • Global Logistics Distribution - tenant rep assignment Troy, MI 118,000 sq. ft. lease 10/1/2011
  • Sturdy Grinding – Buyer rep assignment New Haven, MI 35,000 sq. ft. 8/1/2012

Client Testimonials

“We have worked with John Arthurs for over 5 years coordinating industrial real estate deals across the Country. Composites One has 32 distribution warehouses in North America, a significant number of which are leased. John has helped us identify brokers to represent us in lease negotiations and provided strategic oversight for our real estate process. His efforts have helped us significantly leverage areas like rent reduction (including abatement) and landlord tenant improvements to great advantage. We value John not only as an important partner but also for his sensitivity to our needs.”
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