John F. Gagnier
Senior Vice President
John Gagnier is Senior Vice President – Development for GID Development Group. He has over 20 years of experience in real estate, covering all facets of development, including planning, design, entitlements, financing, construction, marketing, sales, leasing, operation, and new deal origination. Mr. Gagnier leads development activities for GID’s New York office, which currently include $2.2 billion of mixed-use projects in Manhattan.
Throughout his career Mr. Gagnier has been consistently focused on the development of complex and innovative mixed-use projects, working with the industry’s most influential real estate development organizations and design talent on several groundbreaking, mixed-use trophy properties. He was previously a development executive in Chicago with the Thomas J. Klutznick Company, and in New York City with Related Companies and, most recently, Silverstein Properties.
Mr. Gagnier has been involved in projects totaling more than 14 million square feet upon full build out and an estimated development value of $7.5 billion. He has worked on many property types, including luxury multifamily, residential condominiums, retail, luxury hotel and resorts, and restaurants. Mr. Gagnier worked on the Time Warner Center, one of New York’s most iconic and complex mixed-use developments, where he focused on the execution of the retail component and the development’s high-profile restaurant collection. He also worked on 730 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s premier luxury retail property featuring flagship Tiffany’s and Ralph Lauren stores as well as the first Ralph Lauren restaurant and the first American Girl Place. He was development lead for The Peninsula Hotel Chicago, which opened as Conde Nast Traveler’s number one hotel in the country. Mr. Gagnier also worked on the 7 million square foot, $1 billion CityNorth project in Phoenix, AZ, a master-planned, mixed-use urban center, including a super-regional luxury shopping center, condominium and rental residences, hotels, restaurants, parking, roads, public spaces, and infrastructure.
Mr. Gagnier earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been a member of various real estate organizations, including of International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.