Los Angeles, CA

John Balestra Promoted to Principal

Responsible for sourcing and overseeing new industrial opportunities throughout the Greater Los Angeles market

January 14, 2019


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Trammell Crow Company (TCC) announces that John Balestra has been promoted to Principal with the firm’s SoCal—Los Angeles Business Unit. In this role, he will continue to be responsible for sourcing and overseeing new industrial development and investment opportunities throughout the Greater Los Angeles market. He previously served as a Senior Vice President.

“Since joining TCC’s Los Angeles team three years ago, John has opened the office to principal-based, vertical industrial development in one of the largest industrial markets in the country,” said Brad Cox, Senior Managing Director of TCC’s SoCal-Los Angeles Business Unit. “His attention to detail, relentless problem solving, and sheer resolve make him a successful developer, along with his ability to create meaningful relationships with the local municipalities he works with and a trusted advisor to our capital partners.”

Balestra is responsible for land and deal sourcing, financial analysis, due diligence, entitlements, debt and equity capital relationships, vertical development coordination and project leasing. 

“John’s depth of experience and deal tenacity, combined with Vice President Phil Tsui’s execution skill set has created a formidable industrial development team in our Los Angeles office,” said Greg Ames, Managing Director of TCC’s SoCal-Los Angeles Business Unit. “The team is currently overseeing the development of The Center at Needham Ranch, a 2-million-square-foot industrial project, and they are working on another 2-million-square-foot industrial project in Irwindale.”

Throughout his 30-year career Balestra has managed the development, leasing, acquisition and property management involving over 15 million square feet of commercial real estate valued at $1.5 billion.


Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.