West Hollywood, CA

John Swartz

West Hollywood, CA


True North CRE/Compass Commercial

150 S Rodeo Dr., Suite 100

Beverly Hills, CA 90212


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About John

John has been a top real estate broker in Los Angeles for the last decade. Specializing in the sale of multifamily properties and development sites, John has successfully brokered deals totaling over $360 million in volume. Achieving superior outcomes for his clients by doing it in the most ethical, professional, and refined ways possible is what sets John apart. By taking the time to get to know his clients on a personal level, he builds lasting trusting relationships that are essential to a successful transaction. Having worked on the principal side of the business himself, John understands both sides of the transaction and can overcome any hurdle that may come up during a deal.


In addition to brokering real estate transactions, John likes to stay incredibly active.  He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Medria, and when he isn’t conducting real estate transactions, you can find him in cycling in the Santa Monica Mountains, exploring museums, and traveling.  His passions include architecture, design, music, and community advocacy.


“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, and 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.”

—A. Jaffe

“John knows his stuff, and it isn’t from just doing research.  His knowledge is cultivated form 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 comes to an absolute close.

—Mark Evans

“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.”

—Vipul Patel

“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 purchase was extremely helpful.  I look forward to doing another transaction together.

—S. Paperin

“Lots of agents can get your property sold, but you will not find very many that offer the 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.

—Valerie Hayes

“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.”

—James Killian

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