About Us

Returning from World War II and eager to start a new life, Clint John launched a home construction business in Vancouver in 1947. Over the years, C.E. John expanded its services into commercial real estate projects including grocery and drug store anchored shopping centers, regional mall and lifestyle centers and urban retail. C.E. John is now a third-generation company with clients large and small across the Pacific Northwest region.

C.E. John has continued to grow and expand its development capabilities which now include retail, office and industrial product, along with property management services and commercial construction. We build and own for the long-term.

We believe in win-win negotiations

  • We partnered with a small, new local operator – Salt & Straw – and we both took a risk
  • We negotiated a clear, straight forward deal that worked for both parties
  • The relationship with Salt & Straw continues to prove itself: Salt & Straw is experiencing great success and is continuing to expand


We believe in re-investment and development

  • We are continuing to develop Cedar Hills Crossing to build on the regional success of the shopping center
  • We are currently under construction on a multi phase project which will add 120,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space to the existing shopping center.
  • The first phase of construction included the relocation of Virginia Garcia and McMenamins. Sunset Lanes has also relocated and expanded into Kingpins- a premier entertainment destination featuring bowling, laser tag, and a new taproom.


We believe in long-standing relationships

  • Columbia Shores is home to several long time retailers. McMenamins landed in 1994 and is still going strong
  • Beaches has continued it’s success and popularity since 1995
  • Our valuable business partners, Regents Bank, is celebrating over a decade in this location


Contact Us

  • 1701 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA
  • T: 360.696.0837
  • T: Portland 503.283.5365
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