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John (J.R.) Richardson, SIOR
Director of Industrial Group

Tel: 904.399.5222

Mobile: 904.728.4513

Years of Experience
30 Years

Areas of Specialization
Industrial Real Estate
Bulk Distribution and Manufacturing

Professional Background
Mr. Richardson joined Newmark Phoenix Realty Group as a partner in February 1993. He specializes in industrial real estate consulting and transaction services and manages the Phoenix staff. Since joining Newmark Phoenix Realty Group, Mr. Richardson has brokered sales and leases of many significant transactions including a 1.5 million square foot lease to Laney & Duke/Haines, an 817,000 square foot lease to Samsonite and a 550,000 square foot lease to Football Fanatics.

Mr. Richardson worked in the construction industry as an assistant superintendent for the James M. Barker Company prior to joining Newmark Phoenix Realty Group.

Professional Affiliations
NAIOP of Northeast Florida
Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) Florida Chapter President: 2005; Board Member 2019
Cornerstone Commercial & Industrial Task Force Chairman: 2001
NAIOP/Jacksonville Business Journal Industrial & Commercial Real Estate Guide, Chairman: 1997, 2001

Awards and Recognitions
NAIOP “Industrial Transaction of the Year” Nominee: 2011
NAIOP “Industrial Broker of the Year” Winner: 1999, 2000, 2002
Jacksonville Business Journal Golden Pen Award Winner: 2001, 2005
One of the Leaders of the 1985 Division 1AA National Championship Football Team


Select Clients
Cabot Properties
EastGroup Properties
Tech Packaging, Inc.
True North Investments

Real Capital Solutions
First Winthrop
Oakmont Industrial Group
Park Square Realty
Florida School Book Depository
W.P Carey


DRA Advisors 


Community Affiliations
Jacksonville Business Journal Market Writer: 1993 - 2010
Eagle Football Alumni Association, Board of Directors: 2004 - Present
Eagle Football Alumni Association, President, 2004 to 2006

Volunteer, Gabriel House of Care 

Georgia Southern University
B.B.A. in Management

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