Westmount Realty Capital hires seasoned property manager in Chicago

Commercial real estate development and investment management firm Westmount Realty Capital, LLC has hired John Humphrey as senior property manager—Chicago. Humphrey brings over 23 years of commercial real estate asset and property management experience to Westmount and will oversee the company’s Chicago-area industrial portfolio of 4.675 million square feet.

“We are pleased that John has joined our Chicago office,” said Clifford Booth, CEO of Westmount. “His depth of experience with similar assets in this market will complement and strengthen our existing asset and property management team.”

Humphrey is very knowledgeable of the Chicago industrial real estate market and has spent the last 10 years with CBRE as associate director – asset services and senior real estate manager. While associate director of asset services at CBRE, he managed more than 30 million square feet of industrial space across 200 properties. As CBRE’s senior real estate manager, Humphrey oversaw two Chicago-area industrial and office portfolios of 7.9 million square feet.

Prior to joining CBRE, he held senior leasing and management positions at RREEF Alternative Investments, a division of Deutsche Bank, where he provided daily management and supervision of a Chicago industrial portfolio consisting of more than 5 million square feet of space. Before joining RREEF Alternative Investments, he held management positions at Northern Builders Inc.

Humphrey is an Illinois licensed real estate broker and received the RPA (Real Property Administrator) designation from Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI). He is also a member of the Suburban Chicago Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and has held associate memberships in the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). In addition to his involvement in professional organizations, he serves on the board of directors of Urban Youth and Family Outreach, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Humphrey received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering – construction management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.