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John S. Filli, SIOR
Industrial Specialist
Senior Vice President, NAI Horizon
2944 N. 44th St., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85018
United States
Phone: +1.602.852.3411
Cell: +1.602.791.3828
Email: john.filli@naihorizon.com
Website: www.naihorizon.com
Additional Website: www.naihorizonblog
 
Chapter:   SIOR Arizona Chapter
Member Since: 2000
 
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Bio

EXPERTISE:

• Industrial, Land, and Investment properties with a focus on

renewable energy projects

• John Filli joined NAI Horizon in June 1992.

EDUCATION:

• Florida Southern - 1960 to 1964

• Arizona State University - 1964 to 1966 (USAF Airman's Education & Commissioning Program)

• University of Nebraska, Omaha NE - 1967 - Bachelor of Science,

General Studies. Major in Engineering and Minor in Math (USAF Bootstrap Program)

• Arizona State University - 1970 to 1975 - additional courses in Mechanical

Engineering

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & DESIGNATIONS:

John served as Membership Committee Chairman for ASHRAE Central Arizona Chapter (1971-1974); Treasurer (1975-1976); Secretary (1976-1977); Vice President (1977-1978) and President (1979). He was a member of the Plumbing and Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona, Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors and Labor Negotiating Committee, has served as 1983 President of the Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona, was selected Chairman of the Arizona State Environmental Balancing Bureau, and has served on the local and state Plumbing and Air Conditioning Contractors Association Board of Directors, The Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee and SMACNA Duct Design Committee. During 1978, he served on the governor’s committee for Energy Audit Performance and has done several television and radio programs on behalf of the Air Conditioning Industry. John was also an active member of the Arizona Contamination Control Society from 1982 to 1986. In October of 2000, John achieved the highly coveted SIOR Industrial Designation (Specialist, Industrial and Office Real Estate). In 2002 and 2003, John served as Chairman of the Membership and Retention Committee with the Southwest Chapter of SIOR. In 2004 and 2005, John served as Secretary/Treasurer with the same organization. In 2006 and 2007 John served as Vice President of the Southwest Chapter of SIOR. In addition, from September 2009 through September of 2011, John served as Chairman of the SIOR International Benefits and Services Committee. John also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of SIOR’s Professional Report Magazine during the same time period. From January 2004 through December 2005, John served as Chairman of the NAI Global Industrial Council. From June 2011 through January of 2012, John served as Co-Chair of the BOMA Industrial Floor Measurement Task Group whose mission was the updating of Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2009). John also continues to remain active in NAIOP, CCIM, SEVRAR, SAAR and Valley Partnership.

SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS:

• Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (9,050 SF BTS on 2.5 acres)

• Hertz Corporation (8.5 acre land acquisition)

• International Bedding Corp. (88,000 SF lease)

• Micro-Rel/Medtronic (47,000 SF purchase of 2 buildings)

• Aspen Furniture (78,000 SF lease)

• Bull HN Software Facility (137,000 SF investment sale)

• Snavley Forest Products (60,000 SF lease)

• Nationwide Auto Glass (lease 21,000 SF

• Superior Label System (26,000 SF lease)

• Sears, Roebuck & Company (40,000 SF lease)

• Yusen Air & Sea Cargo (15,000 SF

• Advanced Auto Body (32,000 SF BTS leaseback)

• Wal-Mart Former Sam's Club (113,000 SF sublease

• IKEA Furniture (23 acre land acquisition for 342,000 SF furniture outlet center)

• Wal-Mart Sam’s Club, Yuma (73,000 SF sale)

• Cenveo Corporation (109,000 SF sale)

• Gould Electronics (22.34 acre land disposition)

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:

• Maxim Grp/Carpetime

• Covid

• Micro-Rel/Medtronic

• Superior Label Systems, Inc.

• Sears, Roebuck & Company

• Hertz Corporation

• North American Composites

• Wal-Mart

• Safety Master

• Trotter Kent

• State Farm Insurance

• Ray Building Limited

• Nationwide Auto Glass

• Yusen Air & Sea Car

• Lexington Trust

• IKEA Furniture

• International Paper

• Gould Electronics



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

• 1999 Received Mesa Broker of the Year Award

• 1999 Nominated for NAIOP’s Industrial Broker of the Year Award

• 2004 Received NAI Global’s Industrial Council Service Award

• 2005 Received NAI Global’s Industrial Council Leadership Appreciation Award

• 2007 Received SIOR's Largest Dollar Volume Transaction Award for the $20,000,000 sale of 22.34

acres of land which included the demolition of a 182,000 SF Battery Manufacturing Facility in

Chandler, AZ

• 2008 NAI Global Gold Elite Status:

Only one of nine brokers worldwide to achieve this designation. Gold Elite Status

achievers were selected from the nearly 5,000 brokers with NAI Global, a full

service real estate services provider

Experience

EXPERTISE:

• Industrial, Land, and Investment properties with a focus on

renewable energy projects

• John Filli joined NAI Horizon in June 1992.

EDUCATION:

• Florida Southern - 1960 to 1964

• Arizona State University - 1964 to 1966 (USAF Airman's Education and Commissioning Program)

• University of Nebraska, Omaha NE - 1967 (USAF Operation Bootstrap Program) - Bachelor of Science,

General Studies. Major in Engineering and Minor in Math

• Arizona State University - April 1970 - Discharged from USAF under 6 month early out program to

pursue additional courses in Mechanical Engineering. Continued taking courses through December

1975

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & DESIGNATIONS:

John served as Membership Committee Chairman for ASHRAE Central Arizona Chapter (1971-1974); Treasurer (1975-1976); Secretary (1976-1977); Vice President (1977-1978) and President (1979). He was a member of the Plumbing and Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona, Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors and Labor Negotiating Committee, has served as 1983 President of the Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona, was selected Chairman of the Arizona State Environmental Balancing Bureau, and has served on the local and state Plumbing and Air Conditioning Contractors Association Board of Directors, The Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee and SMACNA Duct Design Committee. During 1978, he served on the governor’s committee for Energy Audit Performance and has done several television and radio programs on behalf of the Air Conditioning Industry. John was also an active member of the Arizona Contamination Control Society from 1982 to 1986. In October of 2000, John achieved the highly coveted SIOR Industrial Designation (Specialist, Industrial and Office Real Estate). In 2002 and 2003, John served as Chairman of the Membership and Retention Committee with the Southwest Chapter of SIOR. In 2004 and 2005, John served as Secretary/Treasurer with the same organization. In 2006 and 2007 John served as Vice President of the Southwest Chapter of SIOR. In addition, from September 2009 through September of 2011, John served as Chairman of the SIOR International Benefits and Services Committee. John also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of SIOR’s Professional Report Magazine during the same time period. From January 2004 through December 2005, John served as Chairman of the NAI Global Industrial Council. From June 2011 through January of 2012, John served as Co-Chair of the BOMA Industrial Floor Measurement Task Group whose mission was the updating of Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2009). John also remains active in NAIOP, CCIM, SEVRAR, SAAR and Valley Partnership.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

• 1999 Received Mesa Broker of the Year Award

• 1999 Nominated for NAIOP’s Industrial Broker of the Year Award

• 2004 Received NAI Global’s Industrial Council Service Award

• 2005 Received NAI Global’s Industrial Council Leadership Appreciation Award

• 2007 Received SIOR's Largest Dollar Volume Transaction Award for the $20,000,000 sale of 22.34

acres of land involving the demolition and removal of a 182,000 SF Battery Manufacturing

Plant in Chandler, AZ

• 2008 NAI Global Gold Elite Status:

Only one of nine brokers worldwide to achieve this designation in 2008. Gold Elite

Status achievers were selected from the nearly 5,000 brokers operating within

NAI Global, a full service real estate provider.

Areas of Practice
  • Investments
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Sale/Leasing
Transactions
2013

Mark Miller, SIOR

NAI Robert Lynn
Dallas, TX

John Filli, SIOR

NAI Horizon
Phoenix, AZ

$145,946 Office Lease

4,950 sq. ft.

Dallas, TX - February 4, 2013
2007

Stephen Kapp, SIOR

Newmark Cornish & Carey
Oakland, CA

John Filli, SIOR

NAI Horizon
Phoenix, AZ

$20,000,000 Land Sale

22 acres

Stephen represented Gould Electronics
John represented Gould Electronics

Chandler, AZ - October 1, 2007
2006

John Filli, SIOR

NAI Horizon
Phoenix, AZ

Lance Ross, SIOR

Ross Property Advisors
Scottsdale, AZ

$5,400,000 Other Sale

10,292 sq. ft.

Gilbert, AZ - September 13, 2006

John Filli, SIOR

NAI Horizon
Phoenix, AZ

Lance Ross, SIOR

Ross Property Advisors
Scottsdale, AZ

Land Sale

8 acres

Lance represented Darner Chrysler

Gilbert, AZ - August 2, 2006
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
SPB - Distribution and Logistics  1/1/20071/1/2020
Member Recruitment CommitteeMember10/1/20139/30/2015
Membership Recruitment & RetentionMember10/1/20139/30/2015
Membership Council 10/19/201110/22/2013
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