John Townsend, Agent in San Francisco - Compass

John Townsend

The Townsend Group | DRE#: 01716201

About John

John Townsend is a leading San Francisco broker who demonstrates trust, accessibility and responsiveness, along with deep industry and market knowledge, to help home buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Consistently ranked as one of San Francisco’s top producers at Pacific Union International Realty, John has sold more than $300 million in property since 2012 and more than$700 million in total transactions since 2006.

John is highly active in San Francisco’s luxury property market, selling two of the City’s most expensive homes in each of the last 2 years -- for $11,750,000 and $15,850,000, respectively. He has set numerous sales records in San Francisco’s emerging neighborhoods, including price-per-square-foot records in Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Alamo Square, Russian Hill and several important condominium and cooperative apartment buildings across the city. John is focused on selling properties in various price ranges, with most of his transactions in the $2 million to $10 million range, where the market is most active.

John’s understanding of market analytics and trends enables him to translate an overwhelming amount of information into a comprehensive and personalized real estate strategy for each client. Offering creative marketing solutions, he partners with the best interior decorators, stagers and photographers to ensure that every property is presented perfectly. John leverages his instinct and experience to maximize all opportunities and help clients assess a deal’s value and potential risks.

John volunteers as a member of The Guardsmen and is also an active member of San Francisco’s Olympic Club. A San Francisco native, John attended Stuart Hall for Boys and then St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Art History at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where he played on its nationally ranked NCAA Division III Lacrosse Team. John currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.


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Featuring: 215 Cherry | Just Sold

With 5,250 square feet of modern living space, this expansive four-story Presidio Heights home boasts 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, presenting grandeur at every turn. Its timeless design and thoughtful layout offers remarkable interior and exterior spaces ideal for everyday living and entertainment in one of the world’s most renowned cities, with easy access to surrounding areas and amenities.


Featuring: 1925 Gough

1925 Gough Street is renowned as the only privately owned building in a public park in San Francisco. Surrounded by Lafayette Park’s 11 acres of new tennis courts, trails, and a large playground, its location offers immediate access to beautiful outdoor space. The magic of this light filled apartment is in its scale. The floor plan provides perfect ambiance for elegant entertaining and comfortable San Francisco living.


Featuring: 2121 Webster St, PH5

Pacific Heights | Penthouse Condominium | Cold Shell | 3,851 Square Feet | 2 Car Parking | $11,750,000 (OFF MARKET) | Represented Buyer

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