Biria St. John

Vice Chairman

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Professional Experience

Associated Office


33 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110

Mr. St. John is a Vice Chairman at CBRE, co-leading the New England Multifamily Investment Sales team. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. St. John served as an Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.’s Capital Markets Group. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Mr. St. John was a member of the Investment Properties Group at CBRE and prior to that, he was a member of the Consulting and Valuation Group.

Since 2000, Mr. St. John has participated in excess of $17.2 billion in multifamily transactions totaling over 100,000 units. Since returning to CBRE in 2012, Mr. St. John has been recognized every year as a top 10% producer at CBRE. In his position as an appraiser with CBRE, 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, Mr. St. John has developed a specialization in affordable housing, having sold in excess of $850 million of affordable housing properties. 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.