John Mackris, MAI, MRICS, CCIM, joined Newmark Knight Frank’s Valuation & Advisory in 2017 as a senior managing director and the market leader for Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Based in the firm’s downtown Chicago office, Mr. Mackris leads a staff of professional appraisers who provide valuation services throughout the Midwest.
A highly experienced appraiser with 23 years in the business, Mr. Mackris has prepared and performed valuations and market analyses on a broad range of properties that include super-regional malls, lifestyle centers, neighborhood and community shopping centers, single-tenant retail, manufacturing, warehouse and flex industrial facilities, low-to-high rise office buildings, apartment complexes and large mixed-use developments as well as vacant land. Additionally, Mr. Mackris has performed specialized real estate valuation and market studies on auto dealerships, restaurants, bank branches, manufactured home communities, theaters, mini-storage facilities, convenience stores, data centers, medical offices and residential land subdivisions.
Mr. Mackris has completed valuations and market studies on proposed, partially completed, renovated and existing properties. He has carried out valuations for mortgage financing, tax appeals, investment counseling, potential sales and purchases, leasehold and rental analysis, and feasibility analysis. Clients have included commercial banks, developers, corporations, individual property owners, public agencies, insurance companies and legal firms.
Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Mackris worked for more than 19 years with Cushman & Wakefield, most recently as an executive director and co-leader of the Midwest retail specialty practice. Prior to C&W, Mr. Mackris worked as a senior appraiser for Terzo & Bologna, Inc.
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
- CCIM designation, Certified Commercial Investment Member
- Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Member, Chicago Real Estate Council
- Certified general real estate appraiser, states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin
Mr. Mackris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan. He has also completed the requirements of the Appraisal Institute’s continuing education program.