John Lyons
Senior Vice President - Development
John Lyons serves as the Senior Vice President of Development for The Parking Spot. Since joining The Parking Spot in 2010, John is responsible for design, entitlements/approvals and construction of new properties, conversion of newly acquired facilities, and enhancement of existing properties. This development work is managed by a small department of TPS professionals and a national network of 3rd party experts.

Prior to joining TPS, John has an active career for over 25 years in real estate by creating value across a spectrum of properties. He has formulated and implemented strategic positioning for existing properties, acquisitions, developments, and dispositions.

This includes 8 years with John’s company, Lyons Realty Advisors, and was preceded by 19 years with Hyatt Development Corporation, culminating as vice president. With Lyons Realty Advisors, John developed several new projects including, a 500 room Westin Hotel, and The Clare, a 53 story mixed use senior project on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. John’s work with Hyatt Development included site selection, due diligence, purchase negotiation, municipal incentives/entitlements, easements/leases and design/construction. John directed the development of the mixed–use Park Hyatt on Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue, as well as a number of joint ventures including Hyatt’s first senior and timeshare developments. Mr. Lyons has overseen more than 10,000,000 SF and $1 billion in developments.

John attended Cornell University where he earned a BS in Structural Engineering and the University of Bridgeport where he studied in their graduate School of Business.