After earning a B.S. and Masters Degree from the School of Architecture and Planning at Catholic University of America, John turned his enthusiasm for design in directions as diverse as custom homes and international planning. In order to better understand market forces and their affect on cities, he trained with nationally recognized real estate consultant RCLCO.
In 2011, he recognized a market need for real estate being represented with a design-adds-value approach, and the Alter Urban Group was founded for sellers who want to maximize their sale by correctly preparing their properties for market, and for discerning buyers who want to customize their new home to their own specific needs and taste.
Specialties and Designations
1529-B 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
1375 Maryland Avenue NE UNIT B
Washington, DC 20002
, 1 Bathrooms
Offered at $549,000
"Working with John was a dream. This wasn't our first rodeo, but it was our first time buying a house in the DC area. John was amazing every step of the way from narrowing down our list of neighborhoods to ultimately closing the deal. We had heard how competitive it was, but seeing is believing! We really appreciated John's knowledge and expertise when it came to negotiating. It's a full contact sport out there, and it was great having John on our team."
- Eva Dugoff
"As a real estate lawyer, I have worked with dozens of agents over the years in a variety of different contexts (residential, commercial, multi-family, mixed use, leasing etc.) John is head and shoulders above all of them. I was so impressed by his knowledge and understanding of value in a complex and fast-moving market, that when it came time to buy a new home for my own family, we hired John. I give him my strongest possible recommendation. Hire him and don't look back, its a no-brainer."
- Richard Bianco
"We had a fabulous experience in buying a house with John. Expert and professional in his field with a touch of friendliness, he made our move from Europe to the US memorable. He had the patience to show us different areas where we could potentially buy a house, based on our needs – considering also we had two young children (so knowledge about schools and local communities were essential). We can never thank him enough for our wonderful house and neighborhood!"
- Laura Marchese