Our Story

Founded in 1981, The John Buck Company has established a track record and reputation as a premier, vertically-integrated real estate operating company focused on major U.S. urban markets. Since inception, JBC has made principal investments in assets comprising more than $6.7 billion of gross value, and acquired, developed, or redeveloped over 42 million square feet of office, residential and mixed-use properties. After more than 30 years of shifting ahead of the curve and redefining boundaries, The John Buck Company is writing the next chapter.

Milestones from our 35 years of development

We have evolved from the developer that transformed Chicago’s Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue to become a national development, investment, and asset management firm that produces superior returns for our fund investors and capital partners.  In turn, we have utilized our operating platform to provide world-class property management, development, and construction services for our clients.