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
-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