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March 5th, 2024

CRE's Best Bosses of 2024

Here is our selection of the top men and women leaders in commercial real estate.


John Kobierowski has spent more than 30 years in the commercial real estate industry and today is president and CEO of ABI, which he co-founded.


During his career, Kobierowski has closed more than 1,700 multifamily transactions. He is described as the go-to person around the company for day-to-day decision-making. "John is definitely one of the most active people that I have ever seen in my life - whether it be from moving between leading ABI Multifamily, steering a variety of business ventures, or traveling the world with his closest family and travel companions," says Lead Project Manager Evan Yoshioka. "Through all the hustle and bustle, he remains one of the most approachable bosses and people I have had the pleasure of working with and provides an immense depth of both life and professional experience.'


"He strikes an effective balance between commanding authority and respect but also exuding humility and authenticity," says COO Devinderjit Khalsa. "The qualities that he exudes as a mentor, including empathy, transparency, and trust, transfer to the people that he works with and empower each person to be their own boss of the area they are responsible for," says Khalsa. "Whether the broker is working on finalizing a deal, or a member of the support staff is focused on implementing a strategic initiative or a new award recognition needs to be mounted on the wall, John is present and willing to lend any advice or helping hand that is necessary to accomplish the task at hand." He takes an interest in employees both professionally and personally.


"John is the type of person who drops whatever he's doing when you have a question or concern that needs to be addressed," says VP Broker Carson Griesemer. The best part about him is that the question doesn't need to be work-related; it could be something as simple as having car problems or personal matters, and he's there to lend a hand and provide guidance."

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