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Mr. St. John is a Vice Chairman at CBRE co-leading the New England Multifamily Investment Sales team. He rejoined CBRE in 2012 after serving as Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.’s Capital Markets Group. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. in 2006, Mr. St. John was a member of the Investment Properties Group at CBRE/New England and prior to that, he was a member of the Consulting and Valuation Group. In 2005, he was elected as Partner of CBRE/New England.

During his career, Mr. St. John has participated in excess of $24 billion in multi-housing transactions totaling over 122,000 units, including traditional sales and joint-venture equity raises.  Since returning to CBRE in 2012, Mr. St. John has qualified every year for the annual CBRE Recognition Conference, recognizing the top 10% of producers nationally.  Four of those years, he qualified for the Colbert Coldwell Circle, recognizing the top 3% of producers nationally.

In his prior position as an appraiser with CBRE/New England, Mr. St. John provided consulting and valuation services to a number of institutional, public and private organizations. He has served the valuation needs of such clients as pension fund advisors, Wall Street conduit lenders and FNMA DUS originators.

In addition to traditional market rate apartment sales, Biria has developed a specialization in affordable housing, having sold in excess of $550 million of affordable housing properties in the last five years.  These include affordable transactions of all kinds, including Section 8, LIHTC, Section 236, 40B and 13A transactions.  Furthermore, he has developed a specialization for land transactions, including apartment sites, large tract subdivisions, condo development sites, etc.

  • CBRE, Inc, 2012-Present
  • Cushman & Wakefield, 2006-2011
  • CBRE New England, 1993-2006
  • Nelson Appraisal Service, 1991-1993
  • New England Land Co., 1990-1991