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John Arthurs






Professional Experience

John specializes in industrial real estate sales, leasing, build to suit, tenant and landlord representation throughout Oakland and Macomb county. An industry veteran of more than 25 years, John has consistently ranked as a top dealmaker for industrial properties in metro Detroit. In just the last three years, he completed over 150 transactions totaling approximately 27,200,000 SF.

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.

Select Assignments/Transactions

  • Composites One – Global Tenant Representation.
    • Santa Fe, CA tenant rep lease renewal 75,000 sf
    • Monessen, PA tenant rep lease renewal 30,000 sf
    • Nashville, TN tenant rep lease renewal 30,000 sf
    • Seattle, WA tenant rep lease renewal 30,000 sf
    • Dayton, OH tenant rep lease renewal 27,000 sf
    • Troy, WI tenant rep lease renewal 15,000 sf
  • Grupo Antolin – tenant rep assignment 165,000 sf
  • China Automotive – buyer rep assignment acquisition 20,000 sf
  • MST Steel – buyer rep assignment acquisition 139,000 sf
  • Ashley Capital – acquisition 285,000 sf
  • Grand Rapids Controls – tenant rep assignment of 50,000 sf in China
  • Global Logistics Distribution – tenant rep assignment of 118,000 sf in Troy, MI
  • Sturdy Grinding – Buyer rep assignment of 35,000 sf in New Haven, MI 35,000 sf
  • ABC Supply Co Buyer rep assignment of 64,000 sf in Highland Park, MI
  • Integrity Restoration – Buyer rep assignment of 30,648 SF in Roseville, MI
  • Ebbco – Sellers rep assignment of 29,500 sf in New Baltimore, MI