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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.

AFFILIATIONS

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

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
  • 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

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • 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
Director
Maria D’Angelo
Director
Ben Rechler
Associate

In The News

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

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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