Built on a history of forward thinking.

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40 years of developing the next big idea.

The John Buck Company forged a powerful legacy by continually building what’s next.

  • Chicago’s first LEED® certified high-rise
  • The world’s most intelligent office building
  • And soon, the world’s healthiest

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INVESTMENT

A strategy focused on profitable conservatism.

We search out opportunities in supply-constrained U.S. markets with high barriers to entry, targeting submarkets that cater to growth and high-quality experiences. Whether developed or acquired, our consistently best-in-class assets attract informed institutional investors.

DEVELOPMENT

Reimagining workspaces, living environments, and skylines.

We’ve developed or repositioned 34 million square feet of office space, 10 million square feet of urban mixed-use property, and 5,063 residential units, totaling over $7.7B in gross value. We apply our proven approach to developing exceptional properties.

MANAGEMENT

Enhancing investments by enhancing experiences.

Keeping a multi-system machine worth hundreds of millions of dollars running smoothly isn’t simply a job. Done right, it’s an art. JBC elevates the practice of building management across a select portfolio of notable buildings.

ESG

Enduring value from enduring values.

JBC integrated environmental, social, and governance issues into how we do business long before it became a thing. We led the LEED curve by more than a decade and recently adopted WELL standards. To us, this approach isn’t simply good for people and the planet, it’s good business.

ABOUT

A family lesson on asset management.

As a depression-era farmer on the Texas panhandle, John Buck’s father instilled a lifelong lesson: buy the best you can afford, maintain it well, and it will provide a lifetime of value. That lesson permeates the culture at The John Buck Company and remains key to our proven record of success.