John Jacobs


972-623-8284 (cell)

Representative Clients

  • Cisco Systems
  • State Farm Insurance
  • AT&T
  • Nortel Networks
  • Texas Instruments
  • RealPage
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Raytheon
  • Amazon
  • Hill & Wilkinson


John Jacobs is an Advisor at Citadel Partners with over 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Beyond helping clients find strategic solutions to office and industrial needs, John is adept at negotiating local and state incentives, finding grants for workforce training, dealing with municipal governments on zoning and code issues, and introducing clients to new business-to-business customers, suppliers and joint venture partners.  


  • University of Texas at Austin – BA in Mathematics
  • UT Austin highlights: graduated with honors; first board on college chess team
  • Southern Methodist University – Executive MBA program
  • Completed CoreNet Global, Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) program
  • Richardson Economic Development Partnership, Executive Vice President for 25 years
  • Garland Economic Development Partnership, Co-Founder & Vice President
  • Paragon Real Estate Group, Vice President of National Accounts, 1989-1991, developed and managed relationships with leadership at Fortune 500 companies across the U.S.
  • Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (aka “The Katy”), Vice President of Real Estate and Industrial Development
  • A five-time Texas state chess champion who once played against world-famous chess champions Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
  • Father of three

Professional Accomplishments

  • North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR), member
  • CoreNet Global North Texas Chapter, Past Chairman
  • DFW Marketing Team, Chairman, 2008
  • Dallas Area Chess-in-the-Schools (DACIS) program for underprivileged children, Founder and President
  • Recognized as one of D CEO’s “Dallas 500” most influential business leaders
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