J.R. Richardson

Professional Background

Mr. Richardson joined Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group as a partner in February 1993. He specializes in industrial real estate consulting and transaction services and manages the Phoenix staff. Since joining Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group, Mr. Richardson has brokered sales and leases of many significant transactions including a 1.5 million square foot lease to Laney & Duke/Haines, an 817,000 square foot lease to Samsonite and a 550,000 square foot lease to Football Fanatics.

Mr. Richardson worked in the construction industry as an assistant superintendent for the James M. Barker Company prior to joining Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group.

Professional Affiliations

  • NAIOP of Northeast Florida
  • First Coast Manufacturers Association
  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) Florida Chapter President: 2005
  • Cornerstone Commercial & Industrial Task Force Chairman: 2001
  • NAIOP/Jacksonville Business Journal Industrial & Commercial Real Estate Guide, Chairman: 1997, 2001

Awards and Recognitions

  • NAIOP “Industrial Transaction of the Year” Nominee: 2011
  • NAIOP “Industrial Broker of the Year” Winner: 1999, 2000, 2002
  • Jacksonville Business Journal Golden Pen Award Winner: 2001, 2005
  • One of the Leaders of the 1985 Division 1AA National Championship Football Team

Select Clients

  • Cabot Properties
  • EastGroup Properties
  • Tech Packaging, Inc.
  • True North Investments
  • Data Savers of Florida
  • First Winthrop
  • Oakmont Industrial Group
  • Park Square Realty
  • Florida School Book Depository
  • W.P Carey

Community Affiliations

  • Jacksonville Business Journal Market Writer: 1993 - 2010
  • Eagle Football Alumni Association, Board of Directors: 2004 - present
  • Eagle Football Alumni Association, President, 2004 to 2006


Georgia Southern University
B.B.A. in Management