East Carolina University, School of Business

Louisburg College, Associate of Arts

Professional Activities

North Carolina Licensed Real Estate Broker #128924

Past President, Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR)

Awards & Achievements

Recipient TCAR Highest Land Sales Award

TCAR Realtor of the Year

Recipient CoStar Power Broker for Leasing & Sales

Cary Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award

CoStar Power Broker Q2 Top Industrial Deal, 2022

Civic & Charitable Activities

Cary Page Rotary, Past President

Cary & Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair

Apex & Cary Economic Development, Past Chair

Apex Chamber, Past Board Member

Esteemed Coffee, Current Board Member

Contact Information

919-896-6497 Office
919-948-7229 Direct

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John Powell BIO

John Powell is President of Phoenix Commercial Properties, an industry-leading commercial real estate company in Raleigh North Carolina, representing landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers in commercial transactions.

John is well-respected for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards. As a 31-year veteran in the local commercial real estate landscape, John has built a solid foundation of success by providing timely strategic solutions to entrepreneurial, national and international clients. Leasing, owning and developing commercial real estate is a very complicated endeavor and John provides competent representation to make certain an informed business decision is made. Honesty, professionalism, and attention to detail are John’s highest priorities. His knowledge of the Triangle Region, reputation for getting the ‘right deal done’ and his desire to provide long term benefit make him stand out in a crowded industry.

John specializes in Industrial (R&D, Warehouse, Flex, Manufacturing), Office (Professional & Medical), Investment Analysis, 1031 Exchange, Build-to-Suit Development, Buyer and Tenant Representation, Corporate Relocation, Land Assemblage, and Landlord and Seller Representation. Major projects have included the Kitty Hawk Business Park, Cary, NC, and Pinnacle Park, Apex, NC, and Eastfield Business Park, Selma, NC.

John Powell Reviews

Our business has had a long standing relationship with John Powell, nearly 20 years, and we highly recommend him and his team for any needs with commercial property. Our work with him includes buying and selling commercial real estate as well as leasing properties. We are always impressed with his attention to detail, and the solutions he brings to the table always meets our needs and expectations. Many thanks to him and Phoenix Commercial Properties!
Nikki Thigpen

The Home Center

John is one of the most knowledgeable commercial real estate professionals out there. He knows the area and has an intimate knowledge of all the players needed to make a great partner.
Chuck Norman

S&A Communications

John Powell has assisted us with renting out our office spaces for the last dozen years. Each time John finds a tenant within a few days and the vacancy rate of our commercial space is very low. Thank you John for your superior service over the years.
Debbie Henry

John Powell recently represented our organization, helping us successfully lease our property. His knowledge, responsiveness, and attention to detail were instrumental. It was a pleasure working with such a dedicated professional.

Michael Cuomo

Over the last several years I have had the pleasure of dealing with John Powell and Phoenix Commercial Properties. John has always been honest, responsive, and professional.

Kevin Reinert

Kevin Reinert Homes, Inc.

John is a relationship driven professional that has a high attention to detail and works diligently to ensure a positive outcome for his clients. John is a man of high integrity.
Brian Reid

Towne Bank

John Powell went above and beyond to help me with every aspect of leasing my space. I felt he had my best interest all the way through the entire process. I would highly recommend!

Brenda Garrett

John Powell of Phoenix Commercial Properties, LLC was fantastic! Great communicator, timely, responsive, and exceeded our expectations! We love our new space!

Jennifer Erbst

I have been working with John Powell since at least 2020, and I highly recommend him for his high standards of honesty, integrity, and excellent communication skills. 

Mary Jennings