Recognized as one of the leading real estate experts in Chicago for his development, advisory, and management skills, John T. Murphy has been a prominent member of the real estate industry since 1989. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Murphy Real Estate Services, John provides leasing and development services and serves as a principal and advisor to institutional clients and investors. He also leads development initiatives and has been involved in various equity syndications for the acquisition and repositioning of assets across the United States.
As a principal and owner, John has been involved in and led the development and repositioning of several million square feet of developments throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Currently, John is developing a seven-story office complex for Michigan State University in Grand Rapids and is leading the redevelopment of Old Cook County Hospital, a five-phase, $1 billion project located in the world-renowned Illinois Medical District. Most recently, John completed The Paragon, a 500-unit apartment tower, located at 1326 S. Michigan in Chicago’s South Loop and Cambria Hotels & Suites in Milwaukee, WI. Upcoming projects include two office towers, totaling one million square feet, located at 301 and 321 S. Wacker Drive in Chicago. Other notable accomplishments include Lincoln Park 2550, a prestigious three-tower, 228-unit luxury condominium development in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Hyatt Chicago “The Loop,” a $71 million redevelopment of 100 W. Monroe, transformation of a 130,976 square foot historic office high-rise in Chicago into a 257-room, full-service hotel, the 85,839 square foot redevelopment of the Chicago Motor Club building at 68 E. Wacker into a 143-room, select-service Hampton Inn, and a 237,200 square foot redevelopment of the Oriental Theater Building at 32 W. Randolph into the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop. He is also actively involved in the development of a 206-acre private marina and beach resort on Lake Erie in Ohio.
Over the years, Mr. Murphy has also brokered high-profile properties such as the development site at 155 N. Wacker and 200 W. Jackson. Other notable past achievements include successfully leasing several Chicago properties such the Citadel Center, 200 N. LaSalle, and 230 W. Monroe.