John D. Stiles served as Vice President for Sperry Van Ness from 2001 to 2016, specializing in the sale and lease of investment property in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley, California market. With more than 36 years of commercial real estate experience, he has completed transactions with a sales volume valued in excess of $500 million. In addition, he received the Sperry Van Ness Achiever award given to the firm’s top producers in 2005 and 2007.
Prior to joining Sperry Van Ness, Stiles owned and operated a commercial real estate brokerage firm. He has more than 13 years of banking experience including real estate and commercial loans. Also, as a property manager for one of the largest commercial development firms in the area, he was responsible for leasing and property maintenance. Previously, he was the executive director of the Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone where he gained a working knowledge of various business tax incentives and gained experience working with local governments.
Stiles’ extensive background includes being involved in all phases of leasing (tenant & owner representation), selling and buying of properties. He has completed sales of office buildings, industrial and retail properties throughout the Coachella Valley. In addition, he has experience in Indian lease land transactions; has served as a court appointed receiver, and a member of the Riverside County Tax Appeals Board. As an active member of his community, Stiles is a past president of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Airport Commission, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rotary Club, Desert Area Commercial Information Exchange and College of the Desert Board of Trustees. He was a co-founder of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership and a past president of the Palm Springs Economic Development Corporation.