90 5th Ave
New York, NY 10011
John started his professional career as an architect spending over a decade in both Chicago and New York designing and managing numerous high-end residential projects and retail flagships for prominent global brands throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul and Hong Kong.
This background informs his ability to visualize and pinpoint possibilities of space when marketing properties and offers a definitive edge for his clients. John has also developed a personal investment portfolio of multiple residential and commercial properties over the past 15 years, an experience and knowledge that have proven invaluable as a broker.
With Compass Marketing Associates, John successfully represented the final sales at 35XV, a ground-up condominium project by Alchemy Properties. Currently, he is in pre-development on a boutique condominium building in Manhattan's Flatiron District as well as a rental tower in Midtown Manhattan. As a broker with Compass, John's driven personality, undying patience and his deep knowledge of New York real estate have allowed him to work successfully with both buyers and sellers in all price ranges. He has brokered transactions in some of New York's most prestigious Coops and Condos in almost every neighborhood in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In 2017, John was ranked among the top 200 brokers by sales volume in the tri-state area on the Best Agents in America List compiled by Real Trends.
Above all, professional conduct, respect, honesty and integrity are the foundation of John's approach to real estate sales and are of the highest importance in his relationships with his developer clients and customers.
John grew up in the small town of Hillsdale, in upstate NY, where his family's second-generation construction business holds strong roots in the community. He currently divides his time between his work as a residential broker in both New York City and in Columbia County, NY where he owns a home on Copake Lake. This cross-pollination between the New York and Hudson Valley real estate markets has proven to be a unique resource for his buyers and sellers. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture in Chicago and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University.
"I'd never call myself a salesman. I like to get to know my clients on a more personal level and treat them as trusted friends. I enjoy real estate and the buying process too much to be pushy or overbearing. It's a fun experience, and I like to share that with my buyers and sellers."
- John Barbato