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John Cornes, CCIM

Chief Financial Officer | Affiliate Broker

Office: 901-881-2070 x 104

Mobile: 901-268-8333


Tennessee - License #303183

Meet John

John Cornes, CCIM earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from LeMoyne-Owen College, and has used that knowledge in various industries, including airline, medical and government. He is currently a Real Estate Affiliate Broker representing local and national buyers and sellers of real estate investment and personal properties.


John has been a licensed Affiliate Real Estate Broker since January 2008. He holds licenses in Tennessee and Mississippi and is a Multi-Million Dollar Club member of both states. His current focus is in commercial and residential representation. He has represented multi-family clients from 2 units to 300+ units, Office Buildings and Multi-Tenant Retail, and as an investor he renovates single family and multi-family properties for rent and sale.


He strongly believes in community involvement and has exhibited this through his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc., the Memphis City Schools Connect Mentoring Program and by annually volunteering for the National Civil Rights Museum and the Diggs Krauss Sickle Cell Walk. John was recognized as “Greek of the Year” by the Memphis Pan Hellenic Council and was nominated for the Commercial Appeal Community Service Jefferson Awards and CFO of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal.


John is the immediate-past President Frayser Community Development Corporation, a leading CDC in Memphis that owns 115 homes, commercial property and annually develops new construction, and the Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School where he also serves as Treasurer, which he helped guide from one school to now one of the leading multi-state Charter school networks operating in Tennessee and Alabama.


John is also a current board member of the Memphis Metro CCIM chapter, National Pan-Hellenic Council – Memphis chapter, and is a former Board Member of Alpha Memphis Education Foundation and Trezevant High School Alumni Association.

In 2024, John achieved the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, which is held by only 10% of CRE professionals.


John was a participant in the City of Memphis Inaugural Diversity Developer class, and a Fellow of the Leadership Academy (New Memphis Institute). He enjoys spending his time reading, watching movies, traveling, and running.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

901-881-2070 x 104


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