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John is dedicated to providing clients with outstanding service and personalized commitment to help them reach their individual real estate needs. As a 25-year resident of Washington, D.C. and 18-year homeowner in Adams Morgan, he has great knowledge of the area's diverse neighborhoods and an extensive, proven track record of helping buyers and sellers successfully navigate the sometimes turbulent, fast-moving D.C. sales market.

John has been recognized as a top-selling agent at Coldwell Banker Realty where, for the past 8 years, he has helped a wide variety of clients throughout Washington, D.C. sell, buy and rent homes, including condos, co-op units, single family homes, multi-family units and investment properties.

As of December 2023, John has closed 120+ real estate transactions ranging from $350,000 to $1,550,000. Recent recognition includes:

  • Coldwell Banker Realty's International President's Circle (2021)
  • Coldwell Banker Realty's International Diamond Society (2019, 2020, 2022)
  • Coldwell Banker Realty's #1 Top-Selling Agent of Adams Morgan Properties (2019-2023)

John has worked extensively with an array of clients, including first-time homebuyers; short and long-term residents seeking to sell their homes to establish their lives in a different neighborhood or outside of DC; parents seeking to move closer to their children/grandchildren; newlyweds seeking to upsize; empty-nesters seeking to downsize; seniors seeking to divest of their real estate holdings; diplomats seeking long-term housing during their multi-year tenures in the city, etc.

Education Professional Background

Born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire, John received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Boston College. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Realty, he gained 20-years+ in-depth experience leading sales, marketing, public relations and corporate communications efforts at publicly-traded companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Convera and Teleglobe. His 8 years at JPMorgan Chase provided him with great exposure to the mortgage and real estate industry.


John has strong communication and leadership skills and is extremely motivated, proactive and highly responsive. He is detail-oriented, has a high sense of urgency and possesses strong time and project management skills. He is a fast thinker with good judgment and decisiveness, and has a high level of integrity and ethics. He also has a good sense of humor and enjoys working with a diverse range of people and personality types.

John purchased his first single family home in Chevy Chase, DC in 1997 (during the economic downturn when home prices were low) before moving in 2005 to loft-style condo living in Adams Morgan (where he serves as vice president on his condo association's board). Since moving to DC in 1993, John also has resided in Cleveland Park, Dupont Circle, Mount Pleasant and Penn Quarter, and in prior professions has worked at offices based in Dupont Circle and McPherson Square, as well as Dulles, Reston and Tysons Corner, VA.

In his spare time, John enjoys photography, travel, writing and arts/entertainment. He has travelled to nearly 30 countries and lived in Kuwait for three years following the first Gulf War. John remains active in his community by publishing Twitter's @AdamsMorganNews and by regularly assisting with the fundraising efforts of his neighborhood charities Mary's Center and Sitar Arts Center.