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Koonce, John

John Koonce

Senior Vice President, Retail Services
2108 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605

About John

I manage the brokerage division and help spearhead business development for York Properties, a regional commercial real estate firm based in Raleigh, NC. I joined York Properties in November of 2007 after 10 years working for a national retail developer and a regional commercial brokerage firm. I specialize in all aspects of retail commercial real estate including landlord and tenant representation, acquisition, market analysis, development and general consultation.

I specialize in retail commercial real estate. I greatly enjoy the people in the retail sector and have gained a wide array of knowledge from my clients regarding their respective concepts and ownership. It is rewarding to transmit my experiences to others I assist in their real estate endeavors.

In the last 2 years I worked 84 real estate transactions totaling over $43,000,000 in total value while maintaining an inventory occupancy rate of 97%.

I vigorously represent boutique investors, individual landlords, private equity groups, small partnerships, family companies and independent retailers. Additionally, I frequently spend time with start-ups and 1st time operators helping them navigate the myriad of new variables ensuring success.


Lease and Contract negotiations. Asset Management. Landlord and Tenant Representation. Site selection. Investment sales. Development and Re-development. Out-parcel Sales.


Austin Development
DNA Partners
Flowers Commercial
FMW Real Estate
Loden Properties
Northpond Partners
Shiner Capital
Slate Properties
Vanguard Property Group
York Family Partnership


International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR)       


Board Member, Alexander Family YMCA                                                                      Board Member, Triangle Y-Guides
Chair, We Build People Campaign, YMCA
Chair, City of Raleigh Appearance Commission
Board Member, Women’s Center of Wake County                                                  Board Member, Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance
Graduate, Leadership Raleigh                                                                                              Basketball & Soccer Coach, YMCA and Upward


B.A., English and US History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill