Illinois - Chicago
Mid-America Real Estate Corporation
John Bassi joined Mid-America Real Estate Corporation to take on an associate broker role on the Mid-America Urban Team. John specializes in both tenant and landlord representation with a focus on the urban trade areas of Chicago. John’s responsibilities include site surveying, market analysis, lease negotiations and pitching new business. Working under the leadership of Michael Wexler, John has gained invaluable knowledge on facilitating tenant expansion throughout Chicago and has cultivated countless relationships while doing so.
John entered the retail real estate market in 2016 and currently represents national retailers such as Sweetgreen, Blue Mercury, Lush Cosmetics, LaserAway and Y7 Studio. John is also experienced with working with franchise concepts such as UFC Gym, Jamba Juice and Mobile Generation (d/b/a Verizon Wireless), and is currently working with Venture Kitchen, a fast-casual brand accelerator, on their rollout for Blackwood BBQ and Invicto throughout Chicago MSA.
In the ever changing retail environment, John has also focused business development on e-commerce concepts, most recently assisting in lease transactions for Everlane, Goop and Candid Co. On the Landlord side, Bassi has represented clients including Newcastle Limited, Loyola University, Midwest Property Group and Centrum Realty & Development.
John is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Communication. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Chain Links National Affiliation of Retail Brokers. John is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois.