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 $7.7 billion of gross value, and acquired, developed, or redeveloped over 45 million square feet of office, residential and mixed-use properties.

Milestones from our 39 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.