John Chu is managing director of Multifamily Investment Sales in Northmarq’s San Diego office, responsible for multifamily advisory client coverage throughout Southern California. 

John has over 35 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in multifamily communities with a focus on the Southern California and Las Vegas marketplaces. 

Before joining Northmarq in 2024, John held a managing director role at Berkadia for eight years. Prior to that, he was with Cushman & Wakefield and Burnham Real Estate. He has completed over $17 billion in transactions. While at Cushman & Wakefield, he was listed in the Top 10 brokers in the San Diego office from 2008–2015 and the Southern California Region’s Top Producers. John is also one of the founding members of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego.

John received both his Bachelor of Science in business administration and master’s degree from San Diego State University. He is a member of the San Diego Apartment Association San Diego Board of Realtors and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).