John R. Menkes

John R. Menkes is a principal at G/M Property Group, LLC and resides in Asheville, NC with his wife and two children. Prior to relocating to Asheville in 1999, he lived in Toronto, Paris and New York City where he worked for Toronto-Dominion Bank, Banque Paribas, Baring Advisors and Louis Dreyfus Property Group.

John served as Vice President of Real Estate Acquisitions for Louis Dreyfus Property Group in New York City during the 1990s, where he identified and underwrote investment opportunities throughout the United States. John’s high level of experience covers all facets of commercial real estate investment, including brokerage, principal acquisition, and development of approximately $270 million of commercial property as well as underwriting more than $2 billion in investments across North America and Europe.

He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Economics. In 1993 he earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University, graduating with distinction. He holds active broker licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Community Involvement


Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control Board - Board Member
Asheville Community Theatre - Board Member
Asheville Hockey League - Youth Coach


Buncombe County Board of Equalization and Review - Board Member
Asheville Community Theatre - Treasurer
Ira B. Jones Elementary - Co-Treasurer
Asheville Commercial Investment Realty Association - President
United Way - Volunteer
Junior Acheivement of WNC - Volunteer


Cycling, skiing, ice hockey, coaching youth inline hockey, cooking. He proudly supports the Asheville Community Theatre where his wife and daughter are often found on stage.

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