DJ Johnston

Partner, Senior Managing Director

Professional Experience

DJ Johnston is a Partner, Senior Managing Director 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).

DJ 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, DJ 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, DJ 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 family of now five – wife, Sarah, sons, James, Tommy, and their daughter, Olivia.


  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Bed-Stuy BID – Board Member
  • Reconnect Brooklyn – Board Member
  • Conscious Step – Board Member
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce


  • 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
  • 1215 Fulton Street: Development Site, $32,000,000
  • Bed-Stuy 9 Porfolio: 9 Buildings, $24,625,000
  • Duke Brooklyn Multifamily Portfolio: 5 Buildings, $16,700,000
  • 102 Sanford Street: Industrial, Conversion, $11,900,000
  • 333-335 Irving Avenue: Development Site, Conversion, $11,500,000
  • 1000 Dean Street: Creative Office Conversion, $11,000,000


  • B6 Real Estate Pound the Rock Award: 2019
  • CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group: 2012-2013, 2015-2018
  • Massey Knakal Top Associate Award: 2014
  • C&W Top 100 Brokerage Team

Team Members

William Cheng
Maria D’Angelo
Ben Rechler
Henry Hill

Current Listings

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In The News

B6 Markets Williamsburg Retail Building for Sale

Connect CRE
May 23, 2022

B6 Real Estate Advisors will serve as the exclusive agents of sale for 87 Wythe Ave., a two-story, gut renovated, commercial building in Williamsburg and listed for $42 million. The existing building is 95% leased to nine tenants, with a tenancy mix of high-end retail, fully leased co-working and food & beverage.   

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Two-story Williamsburg commercial building listed for $42 million

New York Business Journal
May 20, 2022

A completely renovated Williamsburg commercial building with eleven retail units is on the market for $42 million.  The two-story, 35,000-square-foot commercial building, located at 87 Wythe Ave., is split into 11 units with nine retail tenants ranging from high-end retailers, food and beverage and a fully leased co-working space.  Paul Massey, Christian Kane, DJ Johnston, Bryan Kirk […]

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Deals of the Day: May 19

May 19, 2022

Renovated Williamsburg building hits the market. Brokers Paul Massey, Christian Kane, DJ Johnston, Bryan Kirk and Robert Moore of B6 Real Estate are handling the transaction.

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Deals of the Day: April 13 – 760 DeKalb

April 13, 2022

Yeshiva picks up Bed-Stuy building. Brokers: DJ Johnston, William Cheng, Michael Murphy and Ben Rechler of B6 Real Estate.

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

The New York Times
January 19, 2021

26-34 Sherman Avenue: Built in 1928, this 10,000 SF building in the Fort George neighborhood has been owned by the same family since 1976. The single-story building was last used as a medical facility by New York State.

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Brooklyn developers bringing 120 luxury rentals to Bushwick

Crain's New York
November 17, 2020

Brooklyn developers the Horizon Group and Michael Wittow have picked up six vacant Bushwick lots for $14 million with plans for an 82,000 square foot residential development.

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Todt Hill St. Charles Seminary property on market for $7.25M

Staten Island Live
November 14, 2020

“The Earnest Flagg estate is a Staten Island and New York City treasure."

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

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

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

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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