John Heffington joined SHOP Companies to lead the Austin office with a particular focus on urban infill and selected properties across the Austin market. John specializes in innovative and growing restaurant, entertainment, and service clients including Flower Child, North Italia, Frontburner Concepts, Modern Animal, Velvet Taco, Eureka!, Electric Pickle, and many others. On the agency side, John’s clients include AMLI, Beacon Properties, Kilroy, Stream Realty, and Stratus Properties.
Before SHOP, John was a First Vice President at CBRE where he focused on the growing downtown and close in urban neighborhoods of Austin. John originally started his real estate career with Trammell Crow Company in Austin working on multiple developments including the Green Water Treatment Plant Redevelopment, which became Northshore, 500 West 2nd, and the Proper Hotel.
John holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively. He practiced as a consulting structural engineer prior to returning to school for a MBA from the University of Michigan.