John O'Donnell serves as a senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness specializing in the lease and sale of office and industrial property in Metro Boston market. O'Donnell has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience that includes corporate real estate, commercial brokerage, consulting and extensive experience serving the telecommunications and data center industry. O'Donnell is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Massachusetts.
Prior to affiliating with Sperry Van Ness, O’Donnell served as president of RTE Group, a consulting and brokerage company, specializing in technology enabled real estate issues. At RTE Group he was responsible for negotiating the real estate licensing agreements for the placement of telecommunication equipment in a wide range of national portfolios including CIGNA Investments, Boston Properties, Hines Interests, and Beacon Capital Partners. O'Donnell expanded the services of the RTE Group to include a national tenant representation practice serving the telecommunications industry, negotiating over 1 million square feet of leases throughout the U.S. for clients including British Telecom, CO Space (Internap), Winstar Communications, and Teleglobe USA. Previous to RTE Group, he was Telecom Leasing Director for the publicly traded REIT Beacon Properties, and worked in corporate real estate as a Staff Director for NYNEX Properties, where he negotiated 1 million square feet of office and industrial leases.
He enjoys time salt water fishing, and is active as a coach and director of youth sports in Westwood, MA where he lives with his wife and four children.
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