Senior Vice President
John M. Simerlein
John Simerlein is a Senior Vice President and the team leader for Bristol Group's value-add investment activities throughout the U.S. Mr. Simerlein was formerly a Project Manager with Bristol Group between 2005-2012, and was responsible for the acquisition, development, management and disposition of value-add office, industrial, retail, apartment, and self-storage properties nationwide. Most recently, Mr. Simerlein was a Director at HFF focused on institutional investment property sales throughout the West Coast, and was responsible for closing 50 transactions totaling nearly $4 billion in just 3 years.
Prior to joining Bristol Group in 2005, Mr. Simerlein was an Account Executive with Zurich Insurance, a global property and casualty insurance company. Mr. Simerlein was responsible for underwriting large commercial construction contractors and large project wrap-ups on the West Coast and Hawaii.
Mr. Simerlein holds a BBA in both Real Estate & Urban Land Economics, and Finance, Investment & Banking from the University of Wisconsin, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association. Mr. Simerlein is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).