As a Managing Partner of Horizon, John is responsible for relationship development with clients, as well as site acquisition, financing, valuation and planning. He learned his trade by purchasing, renovating, leasing, and selling properties in his native town of Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1997, John joined his partner Greg Oakley to form Horizon’s affiliate development firm, Hollenbach-Oakley, which has been associated with some of the Louisville area’s highest profile commercial developments of the last three decades: Blankenbaker Crossings Business Park, Eastpoint Business Center, Blankenbaker Station Business Park, Oldham Reserve, River Ridge Gateway Office Park and the Louisville City Football Club’s Lynn Family Stadium. His firm has been involved with projects totaling over 3,000 acres and $1 billion in investment for clients employing more than 10,000 workers.
John received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration from the University of Kentucky. After graduating, he worked in Cincinnati before returning to Louisville to begin his commercial real estate career.
John currently serves on the Board of the Louisville Sports Commission and the Louisville City FC Board of Directors. A graduate of Leadership Louisville, and Bingham Fellows, he has served as a board member of the Building Industry Association of Louisville (BIA), Olmstead Parks Conservancy and the Old National Bank Advisory Board.