John’s effectiveness and success as a Nest Seekers Real Estate Agent arise naturally from his personality and education, his experience as an entrepreneur, builder and architect, and his passion for New York City Real Estate.
A licensed Real Estate Agent for five years, John is distinguished by the level of care he gives each client and his approach to servicing individual client needs. He possess a refined ability to tailor search criteria, distill and identify target properties and markets, and a firsthand knowledge of the negotiation, approvals, appraisal and closing process.
Possessing a critical and unwavering attention to detail, and a rare balance of pragmatic and creative expertise, John draws upon over 15 years of professional experience. Having worked for some of the city’s most acclaimed Architects and well regarded Developers he utilizes a unique combination of real estate, design, project management, and construction skills. This experience and a tireless work ethic have afforded him a sound foundation of real estate fundamentals, a uniquely informed sense of present market values, and a reputation for delivering consistent results.
In addition to his work as a Nest Seekers Real Estate Agent, John is Owner and Principal of Livingston Design-Build LLC – a process focused design/build architecture and construction collaborative.
John received his Bachelor's degree in both Architecture and Business from Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Arizona State University where his graduate thesis examined the relationship between value, for-profit development, and the emerging green-building market. He is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Born in Holland, Michigan, John has lived in New York City for more than 15 years. In addition to real estate, design, and construction his passions also include art, history, automobiles, and all things outdoors. He is a proud uncle, frenetic skier, and outspoken Yankee fan.