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DJ Johnston

Partner, Senior Managing Director

Professional Experience

Mr. Johnston is a Partner, Senior Managing Directors at B6 Real Estate Advisors, where he oversees investment sales in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods. To date, he has evaluated and underwritten over 900 properties and personally executed the sale of over 200 transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $1 billion. Previously, he was a Director at Cushman & Wakefield (formerly Massey Knakal Realty Services).

Mr. Johnston prides himself on being a fair and transparent salesperson while always putting his client’s needs first. He is an effective marketer and salesperson with a reputation for securing buyers that allocate the highest value to each unique characteristic of his listing, justifying the highest market value.

Born and raised in Larchmont, New York, Mr. Johnston graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Scranton. His previous work experience includes Equity Sales and Trading at Ota, LLC, Advertising Sales at ESPN, Litigation Services at Merrill Communications and Investor Relations at the hedge fund Kingstown Capital.

Outside of his professional realm, Mr. Johnston participates in triathlons throughout the year and ran the NYC marathon. He is an avid skier and paddle tennis player but, above all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, son, James, and their new daughter, Olivia.

Notable Transactions
  • Central Brooklyn Walk-Up Portfolio: 17 Buildings, $76,000,000
  • 960 Franklin Avenue: Development Site, $75,000,000
  • 525 Broadway: Conversion / Development Site, $32,800,000
  • 1525 Bedford Avenue: Development Site, $32,500,000
  • Duke Brooklyn Multifamily Portfolio: 5 Buildings, $16,700,000
  • 102 Sanford Street: Industrial, Conversion, $11,900,000
  • 1000 Dean Street: Creative Office Conversion, $11,000,000
Awards
  • CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • C&W Top Producer Nationwide: 2015

Team Members

William Cheng
Director
Michael Murphy
Associate Director
Ben Rechler
Associate

Current Listings

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In The News

Brokers ‘Acting Like Therapists’ To Close Deals Amid The Crisis

BisNow
August 27, 2020

Deals have closed throughout the crisis— though uncertainty means they are taking more work, lateral thinking, term renegotiations, and a dose of compassion — to get them over the finish line.

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B6 Markets Garden City MOB Leased to NYU Langone

Connect Media CRE
July 30, 2020

B6 Real Estate Advisors has been retained by LBKC Associates, LLC to sell 975 Stewart Ave, a 30,200-square-foot medical office building in Garden City, NY.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

The New York Times
May 26, 2020

This five-story, 42,500-square-foot building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood was previously used as a school, with the potential for 20 classrooms, 20 offices, an auditorium and a large cafeteria.

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NY Storage Developers Freeze Projects Following New Tax Policy

GlobeSt
April 20, 2020

An updated amendment in the New York State 2021 budget bill has moved up the deadline for self-storage facilities to earn tax abatements.

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Trio of Real Estate Firms Exceed Coronavirus Fundraise for Brooklyn Nonprofits

GlobeSt
April 13, 2020

The Brooklyn Brokers United fund has exceeded its $20,000 goal at a current level of $23,016.

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Wharton Properties Acquires Williamsburg Property in Record-Setting Transaction

GlobeSt
November 18, 2019

Wharton Properties has acquired 166 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for $20 million, or $3,226 per-square-foot.

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Jeff Sutton pays record price in Williamsburg: brokers

The Real Deal
November 18, 2019

A Williamsburg commercial building that housed a metal fabrication company has sold for what appears to be a record-high price per square foot in the neighborhood.

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Bushwick luxury rental building on the market for $34M

The Real Deal
October 12, 2018

The property, at 951 Madison Street near the corner of Broadway, is a 41,000-square-foot property with 37 apartments, according to B6 Real Estate Advisors, which is marketing the building on …

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B6 Hires Leaders for Investment Sales in Manhattan & Brooklyn

GlobeSt
August 28, 2018
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Massey’s B6 Hires Former C&W Broker DJ Johnston To Head Brooklyn Operations

Bisnow
August 23, 2018
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Massey’s B6 Real Estate Advisors hires familiar face to lead first Brooklyn team

The Real Deal
August 22, 2018

Massey Knakal and Cushman & Wakefield veteran DJ Johnston joins new firm

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