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Biria St. John, Vice Chairman/Partner

Biria St. John

Vice Chairman

Capital Markets

Biria St. John Vice Chairman
Capital Markets
Boston 33 Arch Street
28th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Professional Experience

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.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • National Multi Housing Council (Associate Member)
  • Citizens Housing and Planning Association
  • Licensed salesperson in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island
  • Board of Directors- Youth Enrichment Services (
  • Board of Directors- Woodstock Ski Runners


  • University of Vermont, B.A. in Economics

Clients Represented

  • Avalon Bay
  • Beacon Communities
  • Berkeley Investments
  • Blackstone
  • Boston Land Company
  • Chestnut Hill Realty
  • Davis Companies
  • EQR
  • EA Fish
  • Greystar
  • Fairfield Residential
  • Intercontinental
  • LaSalle
  • Heitman
  • SHP
  • Silverstreet
Biria St. John Vice Chairman
Capital Markets
Boston 33 Arch Street
28th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
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