John Artope

EVP & Market Leader

As Executive Vice President of SRS Real Estate Partners and Market Leader for the Orlando and Tampa offices, John represents regional and national retail tenants in all aspects of site selection, strategic planning, and retail development.


John has an extensive record of achievement in providing comprehensive commercial real estate solutions with a specialty in multi-market, multi-unit expansion plans. John has been active in commercial real estate since 1984, with experience in landlord representation while at Trammell Crow Company for nine years, national corporate real estate while at CEC Entertainment for five years, and tenant representation, and portfolio dispositions with SRS Real Estate Partners for fourteen.

John has extensive knowledge of all Florida markets, in addition to solid relationships with the predominant regional and national landlords and development companies. His focus is working with big box, junior box, restaurant and disposition clients. John currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for SRS Real Estate Partners.


  • Trammell Crow Company Top Producer – 1990-1996
  • Staubach Retail Services and SRS Top Producer – 2004, 2005, 2008 – 2010
  • CoStar Power Broker 2010 – 2016
  • Chain Store Age Power Broker – 2014


  • Southern Methodist University – Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Community/Personal Information

John is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is also the licensed real estate broker for the state of Florida for SRS Real Estate Partners.

Client Experience

  • Retail Clients – AMC Theatres, At Home, The Container Store, Floor & Decor, Haverty’s, JCPenney, Lifetime Fitness, Main Event, Pet People, Pinstripes, Sephora, Topgolf, Walgreens
  • Restaurant Clients -BJ’s Restaurants, El Felix, The Optimist, Shake Shack, Superica, Toojay’s, Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake
  • Disposition Clients – Asbury Automotive, Coggin Honda, Safeway, Walgreens
  • Landlord Clients – Cypress Equities, Seritage Growth Properties

SRS in the News

FEB 07, 2018

SRS Real Estate Partners Promotes Schooler

SRS Real Estate Partners promoted Cindy Schooler to senior vice president and co-market…


JUN 28, 2017

Buildout payroll on the rise as firm secures Series A finance deal

Commercial real estate marketing technology company Buildout announced an $8 million Series A…


JUN 19, 2017

Susquehanna Growth Leads $8M Series A in Buildout

Chicago-based commercial real estate marketing technology company Buildout today announced an $8 million…


Press Releases

SEP 19, 2018

SRS Completes $8.1 Million Sale of Vacant Retail Property to Home Depot in Jupiter, Fla.

Newport Beach, Calif. (September 19, 2018) – SRS Real Estate Partners’ National Net…


APR 06, 2018

SRS Real Estate Partners Congratulates CoStar Power Broker Award™ Winners

DALLAS (April 6, 2018) – SRS Real Estate Partners (SRS) is proud to…


FEB 01, 2018

SRS Real Estate Partners Promotes Cindy Schooler to Senior Vice President and Co-Market Leader for SRS’ Central Florida Offices

DALLAS (February 1, 2018) – SRS Real Estate Partners is proud to announce…