Marcus & Millichap

John J. Godwin


During the course of his career with the Marcus & Millichap, John has closed more than 400 transactions totaling more than $1.25 billion. His industrial property sales alone exceed $400 million and 2.3 million square feet. John’s total office property sales are above $350 million and 1 million square feet and total retail property sales are $375 million with over 2 million square feet of space sold. Throughout his career, John has been involved in leasing or selling in excess of 13 million square feet of industrial, office, high-tech, retail, hotel and multi-family properties in 20 different states, with a primary concentration throughout the greater Michigan and Midwest marketplace.

John J. Godwin joined Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Services in March 2000 with a strong background in business, negotiation and sales. John was inducted as a senior investment associate in 2004, promoted four years later to vice president investments, and in 2014 John became first vice president investments.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oakland University, as well as a year of the University of Detroit’s MBA Finance Program. Prior to his real estate career, John held positions with Colliers International focusing on Investment Leasing Brokerage, and Automatic Data Processing Inc. and Tandem Computers Inc. marketing services to the Big Three Automotive Manufacturers. His technical background, coupled with an advanced business degree, has proven successful in building a strong foundation for his career in real estate. John has also been active in founding and publishing The Direct Source (Blacks Guide), a Metropolitan Detroit Office Leasing Guide.

John is the recipient of over a dozen awards for his sales performance, including Sales with Distinction (1990), Salesperson of the Year (1991), Deal of the Year (1991, 1993), Breakfast of Champions Award (1991-93, 1995-97), Seven Figure Club (2004, 2015), National Achievement Award (2002-07, 2014-15), Sales Recognition Award (2001-08, 2010-12, 2014- 15), and First Industrial-First Place Broker (2005-07).

John J. Godwin

John J. Godwin

Senior Vice President Investments
Tel: (248) 415-2618
Fax: (248) 415-2610

License:  MI  6502339209
License:  MI  6502112435

Certified Commercial Investment Member

Director - Special Asset Services Group
Senior Director - National Retail Group
Senior Director - Net Leased Properties Group
Senior Director - National Office and Industrial Properties Group

Promoted to Senior Investment Associate in July, 2004
Promoted to Vice President Investments in January, 2008
Promoted to First Vice President Investments in April, 2014
Promoted to Senior Vice President Investments in January, 2017

Oakland University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1980
Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, CCIM, 1995

National Achievement Award: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Sales Recognition Award: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Platinum: 2015

Transactions Closed

  • Giant Food-Ground Lease

    Giant Food-Ground Lease

    Net Leased Grocery Store

    Washington, DC
    Price: $3,425,663
    Size: 53,236 sqft
    Cap Rate: 8.35%

  • Auto One Glass & Accessories

    Auto One Glass & Accessories

    Shopping Auto Center

    Shelby Township, MI
    Price: $500,000
    Size: 8,362 sqft
    Cap Rate: 9.60%

  • Family Fare Food Center of Albion

    Family Fare Food Center of Albion

    Net Leased Grocery Store

    Albion, MI
    Price: $1,700,000
    Size: 38,001 sqft
    Cap Rate: 11.96%

  • Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Single-Tenant Industrial

    Taylor, MI
    Price: $7,870,000
    Size: 108,850 sqft
    Cap Rate: 8.85%

  • Recticel North America, Inc.

    Recticel North America, Inc.

    Single-Tenant Industrial

    Clarkston, MI
    Price: $19,015,886
    Size: 120,000 sqft
    Cap Rate: 9.16%

  • 14400 Gratiot Avenue

    14400 Gratiot Avenue

    Urban-High Street Retail

    Detroit, MI
    Price: $80,000
    Size: 4,489 sqft

  • Cooper Standard Automotive Headquarters

    Cooper Standard Automotive Headquarters

    Single-Tenant Industrial

    Auburn Hills, MI
    Price: $19,000,000
    Size: 103,822 sqft
    Cap Rate: 7.07%

  • Felpausch Food Center of Williamston

    Felpausch Food Center of Williamston

    Net Leased Grocery Store

    Williamston, MI
    Price: $1,925,000
    Size: 35,569 sqft
    Cap Rate: 7.95%

  • Pioneer Plastics

    Pioneer Plastics

    Single-Tenant Industrial

    Elkhart, IN
    Price: $5,109,000
    Size: 156,800 sqft
    Cap Rate: 8.90%

  • Traverse City Medical Office

    Traverse City Medical Office

    Office Medical

    Traverse City, MI
    Price: $2,925,000
    Size: 13,217 sqft
    Cap Rate: 9.29%

  • Wolverine Secure Treatment Center

    Wolverine Secure Treatment Center

    Single-Tenant Industrial

    Buena Vista Township, MI
    Price: $9,650,000
    Size: 62,700 sqft
    Cap Rate: 11.40%

  • Lakeland Medical Office Building

    Lakeland Medical Office Building


    Niles, MI
    Price: $1,799,000
    Size: 19,131 sqft
    Cap Rate: 9.96%

  • DaVita Southwest Ohio Dialysis

    DaVita Southwest Ohio Dialysis

    Single Tenant Office Medical

    Fairfield, OH
    Price: $675,000
    Size: 7,000 sqft
    Cap Rate: 11.93%