John Murphy, CMI is a Principal at Popp Hutcheson. His primary focus is valuing and protesting commercial properties, with an emphasis on shopping centers, freestanding retail, industrial warehouses, and distribution centers. John began his career as a real estate appraiser in Chicago. Prior to joining Popp Hutcheson, John served as the real estate tax appeals manager for Walgreens, working in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. John serves on Popp Hutcheson’s Client Connection Committee, and he was selected to serve as the firm’s Ombudsman.
John has spoken about the challenges of valuing commercial real estate at conferences across the country hosted by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the Council on State Taxation (COST), and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He has also written several articles on property tax issues for real estate publications across the country, including National Real Estate Investor and Commercial Property Executive.
John received his MBA with Honors with a concentration in real estate from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and he earned his B.A. from Valparaiso University. John holds the CMI designation from IPT. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Marshall Bennett School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University.