DJ Johnston



DJ Johnston is a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on investment sales in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods. To date, he has evaluated and underwritten over 750 properties and personally executed the sale of over 125 transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $400,000,000. Previously, he was a Senior Associate at Massey Knakal Realty Services, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield on December 31, 2014.

DJ prides himself on being a fair and transparent salesperson while always putting his client’s needs first. He is an effective marketer 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 wife, Sarah, and their new son, James.


-Massey Knakal Company-Wide Associate Award: 2014

Notable Transactions:

-1525 Bedford Avenue: development site, $32,500,000

-1000 Dean Street: creative office conversion, $11,000,000

-385 Grove Street: residential condo block, $10,750,000

-Red Sky Portfolio: 62 units, $7,600,000

-Bedford Stuyvesant Portfolio: six buildings, $7,300,000


    Market Activity Report for North Central Brooklyn - 3Q16
    According to Cushman & Wakefield Research, Brooklyn’s 3Q16 concluded with a total of 433 properties sold and an aggregate value of over $2 billion, suggesting...View Article

    Market Activity Report for North Central Brooklyn - First Half 2016
    According to Cushman & Wakefield Research, Brooklyn’s 1H16 concluded with a total of 657 transactions and an aggregate value of $4 billion, suggesting an annualized dollar volume of $8 billion, a 4% decrease from 2015. The biannual statistics below will highlight activity during 1H16, specifically in the North Central Brooklyn submarket, which is comprised of the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods...View Article

Notable Recent Transactions


505 Saint Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238/$5,000,000 Development/Conversion Sites, Crown Heights, New York


413-21 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237/$2,800,000 Development/Conversion Sites, Industrial, Bushwick, New York


211 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237/$925,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Bushwick, New York