John B. Morris | CCIM

President – Broker In Charge


As a native North Carolinian after graduating from UNC, John simply could not imagine living and working anywhere else than the Research Triangle area and specifically Chapel Hill. He loved the climate, the people and the potential growth that the Triangle promised and wanted to be part of making that vision happen.


John chose to make a career in commercial real estate founding Morris Commercial, Inc in the late 80’s following 14 years in residential development and custom home building. John is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He feels that membership in this global organization of commercial real estate professionals helps elevate the level of services that he can offer to his clients and raises the standards for the industry as a whole through focused education and networking opportunities.

Community Affiliations

As a Chapel Hill resident for over 45 years, John enjoys his residency and is deeply committed as a community volunteer. He is active in a wide range of social, athletic, educational, business and non-profit organizations. Some of these include: North Carolina Children’s Home Society, former Chair of the Foundation Board and Board of Trustees Member; SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, past Board Member and ‘04 Board Chairman; Wells Fargo Bank, former Director of Chapel Hill Advisory Board and former Chairman; Charles House Adult Daycare Center, Board of Advisors; Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman and Director; Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, past Director; Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, past Director; UNC Chapel Hill Alumni Association, life member; UNC Educational Foundation, member; Kidzu Children’s Museum, former Building Committee member, Orange County Economic Development Advisory Board – current member and former chair.