Los Angeles Multifamily Advisors

True North CRE

CA DRE# 01873487

Empowering multifamily owners and developers to surpass their financial aspirations by providing expert guidance and support in the sale and acquisition of multifamily properties and development sites throughout Southern California.


Total Sales



140,933 SF

Land | Development Sites




Meet John

CA DRE# 01873487

Principal/Founder of True North CRE

John is a seasoned professional who specializes in the sale of multifamily properties and development sites across the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. With a track record of successfully brokering transactions exceeding $400 million over the past decade, John is dedicated to delivering exceptional results for his clients. By actively listening and gaining a deep understanding of their unique requirements, John cultivates genuine, lasting relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

His personalized approach ensures that every client receives tailored solutions and the attention they deserve. Whether you are looking to buy or sell multifamily properties, John's wealth of knowledge and commitment to excellence will guide you towards success.



Nick H.

I hired John as my exclusive agent to sell my West Hollywood condominium development property. I choose him because of his honesty, integrity, and knowledge of both the local market and multi-family and condominium development ...
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Stephen M.

John handled several acquisitions for us as well as a disposition recently. He has been absolutely amazing to work with and no matter what challenges are presented, he always has a solution and the resolve to get around it. For...
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James K.

John was a pleasure to work with throughout the sale process for our building at 11747 Mayfield Ave. We were seeking a premium price, despite not having completed the soft story retrofit work, and he was able to produce multipl...
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Mark E.

John knows his stuff, and it isn't from just doing research. His knowledge is cultivated from years of experience, knowing all the players in the. LA market. Knowledge like that doesn't come from a class-it comes from extensive...
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Valerie H.

Lots of agents can get your property sold, but you will not find very many that offer a high level of comprehensive experience like John Swartz. From start to finish he was available and helpful in guiding us through the sales ...
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Anthony J.

I’ve been buying and closing loans for over 37 years and can count on my hand the number of times a broker has made a significant contribution that changed the outcome of a transaction. From the start, if it wasn’t for John pus...
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Vipul P.

I would highly recommend John Swartz. He is a consummate professional who is very knowledgeable about the marketplace. We engaged him to sell our property in Van Nuys and complete a 1031 exchange transaction and couldn’t have b...
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Stewart P.

I wanted to thank you for your assistance in purchasing 5455 Inglewood Blvd in Los Angeles. This off-market purchase was extremely well-executed, and your assistance in structuring acquisition terms that allowed us to realize v...
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Having John handle our real estate transaction was the best decision. He took care of all the details, only called to discuss a problem after he researched solutions, kept us informed at every step and the extra bonus is that J...
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Debbie W

My siblings and I decided it was time to sell an apartment building that had been in our family for over 50 years. We interviewed several real estate brokers and was impressed with John’s experience, marketing plan and demeanor...
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Work With True North CRE

We take the time to get to know our clients on a personal level, building lasting trusting relationships that are essential to a successful transaction. Having worked on the principal side of the business we understand both sides of the transaction and can overcome any hurdle that may come up during a deal.  Our goal is to provide an enjoyable experience that leads to a successful outcome for all involved.  We'd love to get to know you; open up a discussion and see what transpires.

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