John Stewart

President & CEO

Career Summary / Experience

Mr. Stewart serves as the President and CEO, of Pearson Commercial and Pearson Realty. Pearson Realty is the preeminent real estate company in the San Joaquin Valley specializing in commercial real estate as Newmark Pearson Commercial and in the area of farm and ranch properties as Pearson Realty. Mr. Stewart is experienced in providing single-point-of-contact administration of multi-market real estate assignments for national and regional corporate clients. Mr. Stewart has played an integral role in the conception and implementation of various business plans to assists clients in acquisitions, dispositions, build-to-suits, and sale-leaseback transactions. Mr. Stewart began his career with Grubb & Ellis | Pearson Commercial, A Division of Pearson Realty, in 1999 after spending 30 years with CB Richard Ellis, Inc. After a successful sales career, he was promoted to Managing Director of the Fresno CB Richard Ellis office where he guided the sales staff to more than doubling office revenues in four years. He has also doubled the revenue at Pearson Realty.

Specializing in the recruiting and training of young sales professionals, John has created and instituted Pearson Commercial’s own ongoing Boot Camp for training new recruits and continued training for all sales professionals and staff.

Mr. Stewart attended the University of Southern California where he played baseball and was selected for the 1966 Coaches All-American College Team. After graduating from USC with a Bachelor of Science degree from the school of business, Mr. Stewart played professional baseball for 3 years before starting his career in commercial real estate. He is now an avid tennis player and skier, and participated on a national champion USTA tennis team in 1996.

Mr. Stewart resides in Clovis, California, with his wife Ann and his son Sean.

Past Affiliations

  • Fresno Business Council
  • Board of Directors, Business Association, California State University, Fresno
  • Downtown Association
  • Board of Directors - Central Valley Business Incubator
  • President - Emeritus Women's Odyssey Organization
  • Collaborative Regional Initiative

Notable Clients / Transactions

  • Bank of America
  • Cigna
  • Fidelity Life
  • Imperial Bank
  • The Prudential
  • Wells Fargo
  • County of Fresno