John Cobb



Global Healthcare Services 


13+ Years


  • Healthcare

  • Life Sciences

  • Tenant/Buyer Representation

  • Asset Disposition

  • Development Funding

  • Developer Selection

John Cobb is a Managing Director with Newmark’s Global Healthcare Services’ team and is based in Atlanta. John’s role is multi-faceted and includes business development, advisory and consulting services, specializing in the representation of both physician groups and hospital systems. John’s hospital work is national in scope and focuses on cost reduction, capital strategies, portfolio optimization, and property acquisition/disposition. His practice group representation includes both local and national practices and includes new site acquisitions, own/lease strategies and execution, market coverage strategies, and strategic lease renewals.

As a degreed engineer, John applies a thorough, systematic approach to all client matters. Be it a property monetization, a relocate-versus-renew analysis, a leveraged lease restructuring, buy-versus-lease analysis, or a market coverage strategy, John’s clients benefit from reliable projections and a data-based approach. Clients further benefit from his specialized industry understanding, including economic trends, regulatory requirements, competitor evaluation, supply/demand dynamics and specialized site requirements and availabilities.

Prior to his career in commercial real estate, John served in various capacities across multiple business sectors including sales/marketing for a technology company and national account management for a telecommunications provider, as well as several positions in engineering.

John is a native of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Married since 1991, he resides in Lilburn with his wife Sharon and is the proud dad to Chace and Abigail – both University of Georgia graduates. He and his wife are active members of a growing church and are engaged in marriage and family ministry activities, various sports and fitness activities and camping.

Partial List of Transactions

  • Ardent Health, Central U.S.: 35,000 SF (lease renewal)

  • Baptist Health Care, Birmingham, AL: 180,000 SF (REIT renegotiation)

  • Columbus Regional Health System, Columbus, GA: 310,000 SF (monetization)

  • Multi-Location Ophthalmology Practice, Atlanta, GA (Portfolio strategy; site selection, acquisition, lease negotiations/renewals and development)

  • Dentistry for Children, Atlanta, GA & National (HQ relocation; lease renewals)

  • Genesis Healthcare, Zanesville, OH: 310,000 SF (REIT renegotiation)

  • Northern Ohio Medical Specialists, Multiple OH Markets (multiple monetizations)

Professional Achievements

  • Million Dollar Club, Phoenix Award, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors® (10+ years)


John earned a Bachelor of Engineering with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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