John Barton

Operating Partner

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John has over 41 years of operating experience in the consumer and retail sector.

Prior to LNK, John was at Staples for 24 years. He served as Executive Vice President of Real Estate, during which he propelled Staples’s growth to over 1,900 stores in North America and developed office and distribution properties to support Staples’s various businesses. Most recently, John managed international operations for Staples’s multi-channel emerging markets of South America, China, Taiwan, and India.

John was previously an advisor to Fitness Connection and Au Bon Pain. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. John received a BS from Villanova University and holds professional licenses in engineering and land surveying.