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. Our initial impression was well founded. John guided us through some difficult moments during our closing and made the experience a positive one. We highly recommend him and his team.

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 pushing us to come up in price, working thru the timing of closing, just navigating both parties, and staying involved on a daily basis, I know this deal would have never closed. Thank you, John, none of us would be here without your hard work and efforts.

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 networking over the years. When you do business with John Swartz, it isn't just a business relationship; it becomes a personal relationship. John knows that the sale of your property is a huge responsibility, and he readily embraces that, taking serious ownership to see the deal come to an absolute close.

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 been happier with the execution. John’s years of experience in the industry show in his market knowledge and ability to steer potential buyers and sellers in your direction.

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 our sale, John got us a full ask offer within 2 days of being taken to market and for the acquisitions, we got the properties below market and with extended timing necessary for us to complete the purchase. I cannot highly recommend enough to work with John. He is the expert on multifamily in Los Angeles and he's the first person I call when I want to discuss a new transaction.

S. Paperin

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 value by ensuring that the property was almost fully leased before the purchase was extremely helpful. I look forward to doing another transaction together.


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 John is a pleasure to interact with. He really cares about his clients and it was magnificent service all the way!

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 process in a seamless manner. At the onset, he told us his plan and the various scenarios that may unfold including ways to progressively move forward during setbacks. We were extremely pleased with his marketing strategy and implementation. We would gladly refer John to others.

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 multiple offers to get us to where we needed to be. His consistent follow-up, smooth coordination with our management team to show the property, and understanding of how to properly convey the value of our vacant units to the market, allowed us to have a successful sale. I would highly recommend John and we will certainly be working on many more transactions together in the future.

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 processes. Through John’s extensive network he was able to procure a buyer and a premium price for my property (which had an affordable housing component) in this down market. John was very communicative throughout the entire process. I always knew where my deal stood and he was able to keep my expectations in line. John treats all of his clients alike whether they’re selling a small development project or a multi-million dollar asset. I would highly recommend John to anyone wanting to sell his or her property in today’s market.

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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