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John Dudash


No one wants to feel like a number, so John Dudash makes sure —whether they’re a client or broker—that they don’t. It was with this goal that he founded Dash Commercial Real Estate Advisors in June 2022 as a boutique commercial real estate brokerage focused on single tenant net lease investment sales and sale leasebacks. In their first year alone, they’ve executed $42 million in transactions across 35 states, amassed an inventory valued upwards of $150 million, and built a swelling roster of well-known franchises—among them AutoZone, Kroger, Chili’s, Burger King, and Olive Garden. While other firms may focus on transactions, John believes in serving the people, building real relationships, and creating personalized strategies that reflect their individual needs.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dash CREA specializes in the negotiation, diligence, and eventual sale or acquisition of net leased assets, and provides expertise and advisory services for sale leasebacks, development, lease restructuring, build-to-suits, and M&A opco sales between operating entities and franchisees. With over 50 transactions since pivoting from investment banking in 2019, John weaves his significant expertise into his unique vision of what commercial real estate should be: where people take priority and get the strategies they need for success. He’s worked with over 50 major companies across industries handling over $100 million in property, and many clients, thrilled with the success of their bespoke strategies, have followed him to Dash.

And it’s not just clients who get the support they deserve. John is a champion of brokers and gives them the tools to succeed. Setting a new example for brokerages, he eliminated desk and software fees, covers travel expenses, and ensures brokers earn significantly more than the industry average. “I provide for my brokers and eliminate the worry about compensation, which allows them to focus on providing the best service, enjoy their work, and thrive in their careers,” John says. As he leads Dash CREA into the future, he’s determined to improve the experience for clients and industry professionals alike. “I want to build a brand I’m proud of, but one that is also a market disruptor.” It seems he’s already accomplished both—and they’re just getting started.


John Dudash

Dash Commercial Real Estate Advisors



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