Our People

JBC employees share great synergy and a passion for creating value. Our outstanding team supports each other in delivering industry-leading service and solutions. Every employee plays a vital role in sustaining an investment and culture that fosters and rewards teamwork, creativity and success.

Executive Management:

John A. Buck II

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Experience

John A. Buck II founded The John Buck Company in 1981 and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Buck is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm and its resources.  Mr. Buck also leads JBC’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee.

Throughout his career, Mr. Buck has served the community through numerous civic boards and committees.  In addition to The John Buck Company Foundation, which focuses on at-risk children and families within the Chicago metro-area, Mr. Buck has served on the Metropolitan Planning Council; The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago; The Lyric Opera; San Miguel Schools; and, The Big Shoulders Fund.

Mr. Buck received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, a JD from the University of Texas Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and Finance.

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Jeanne Lazar

Principal | Chief Financial Officer

Experience

Mrs. Lazar serves as Principal, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of The John Buck Company. Her primary responsibilities include oversight and management of all treasury, accounting and financial reporting functions, investor relations, corporate administration and information technology, as well as portfolio and asset management. Mrs. Lazar is continuing her previous 15-year tenure with JBC, where she previously held the position as Principal and Controller of the firm through 2007.

Prior to her current position with JBC, Mrs. Lazar was Chief Financial Officer for Westwood Financial in Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Lazar reported to the Co-Chief Executive Officers with responsibility of all financial reporting matters, tax and audit compliance, budgeting and forecasting, policy and procedure development, treasury management and lender compliance, information technology and Human Resources. Mrs. Lazar was a Member of the Company’s Management and Investment Committees. Prior to her role with Westwood Financial, Mrs. Lazar also held the position of Chief Financial Officer with Topa Management Company in Los Angeles, Chief Accounting Officer at MPG Office Trust, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Irvine Company in Newport Beach, CA.

Mrs. Lazar earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at University of Illinois, Chicago.

 

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Michael Moravek

Principal

Experience

Mr. Moravek currently serves as Principal in charge of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, and a member of the JBC Board of Directors. Mr. Moravek joined JBC in 1987 and has been instrumental in the design, engineering and construction of various projects for JBC over the years, including the recently completed advanced technology office building at 151 North Franklin in Chicago. Mr. Moravek assists the company through feasibility, design, entitlements, site acquisition and leads the team through budgeting early in a project and later oversees construction, reporting, leasing and cost control.

Prior to joining JBC, Mr. Moravek worked for Turner Construction Company as an engineer for projects including Chevron Park, a 1.2 million SF commercial office campus in San Ramon, California and One Financial Place, a 1.1 million SF office building in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Moravek received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

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Chuck Wagener

Principal | President of Buck Management Group

Experience

Mr. Wagener serves as Principal, President of Buck Management Group and Member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of The John Buck Company. His primary responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all JBC owned and third-party property management functions. Mr. Wagener coordinates the implementation of portfolio-wide initiatives specifically related to client service, customer satisfaction, security, insurance, and real estate taxes.

Prior to his current position with JBC, Mr. Wagener served as Executive Vice President of Property Management & Leasing for  Lillibridge Healthcare Services. Mr. Wagener lead leasing  and management performance for the internally operated property portfolio of more than 12 million SF in 250 MOBs in a diverse 24 state nationwide territory. Before his career with Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Mr. Wagener held national or regional leadership positions with Metropolic Investment Holdings, Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), Hines, and The John Buck Company, where he started his asset focused career and enjoyed a 9-year tenure.

Mr. Wagener earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin, a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from University of Wisconsin.

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Sherri Davis

Chief Administrative Officer

Experience

Mrs. Davis is Chief Administrative Officer of The John Buck Company and serves as Assistant to the Chairman.  Mrs. Davis has been with the firm for 29 years and her duties include overseeing human resources, policy, legal and the administrative staff. Mrs. Davis also serves on the Compensation Committee and performs a variety of executive level duties for John Buck in order to assist him thoroughly in the scope, diversity and complexity of all operations of the firm.

Mrs. Davis also serves as an internal and external central resource on initiatives for the firm, where she coordinates and oversees activities in support of the company’s portfolio.

Mrs. Davis is actively involved in JBC’s Civic Involvement Committee and serves as Officer–in-Charge of the Annual Spring Fling event

Mrs. Davis attended the University of Houston.

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