John K. Powell, Jr.

Seniors Housing

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230 W. Monroe Street | Suite 1250 | Chicago, IL 60606

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John has been a real estate professional in Chicago for over 40 years with experience in commercial real estate finance, loan origination, asset and portfolio management as well as underwriting and workouts. As National Director of Seniors Housing, he brings extensive experience to managing agency relationships.


Prior to joining Bellwether Enterprise, John served as a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Production at Red Capital Group in Chicago. Preceding Red, John spent over 9 years with Fannie Mae in their Multifamily Division in a variety of functions including head of the Midwest Office, manager of the National Account Manager Group, and head of the specialty products group.


Lafayette College, Bachelor of Arts

University of Virginia, Masters Degree, Urban and Regional Planning



Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Urban Land Institute, Member of the Affordable and Workforce Housing Council

National Multi Housing Council, Member of the Workforce Housing Committee

Recent Transactions

Seniors Housing