John Bergman, Broker


Phone: 707-887-9822
Email: [email protected]

John is one of northern California’s most respected real estate brokers, specializing in vineyard and winery sales as well as wine industry mergers and acquisitions. To date, John has closed nearly 2.5 Billion (2,500,000,000) Dollars of real estate transactions in his 48 year career.

One of his most recent transactions in the fall of 2014 was the sale of the former Michael Mondavi winery property in Carneros to entrepreneur Kieu Hoang.

John’s History

John began his real estate career in 1967 in Millbrae, California. While working for Trotter Realty as a residential agent, he was selected as “Salesman of the Year” for the State of California in 1969.

In January of 1970, John acquired his Broker’s License and opened Bergman and Associates Realtors® in San Mateo. By 1973 there were 8 Bergman offices with over 300 agents.

John became one of the original directors of Founders Title Company and was part of their Board of Directors for nine years. Founders became the largest title company in Northern California. It was sold to Old Republic and today carries that name.

In the early 70’s, John was designated President of Century 21 Offices in San Mateo County. During his time with the company, he designed a concept called “One call does it all”. This was to be the National Relocation Program which helped Century 21 become the largest real estate company in the world. During his time with Century 21, John traveled across the nation giving seminars and opening other offices.

John developed subdivisions of estate homes in Hillsborough and Redwood Shores from 1974 through 1976. This amounted to hundreds of high-end residential properties.

In late 1975, John restructured Bergman Enterprises from a residential oriented company to seven integrated, yet independent corporations.

During the 70’s, John traveled throughout Europe and the middle East dealing with foreign investors. One transaction consisted of the sale of the Queen’s Guardsman Palace in London, England to a group of Saudi Arabians who turned it into a hotel casino called “The Arab Knights”.

John put together a $60,000,000 investment fund established in Europe and invested in Reno, Nevada. This fund was used to acquire two major hotel casinos, six motels, four large apartment complexes and the Mill International Building which sat across from the yet to be build MGM Grand.

in 1976, John was selected “Exchanger of the Year” in California for putting together a tax deferred exchange involving 21 properties spread over seven states with a total value of over $30,000,000.

In 1980, he attended the Presidential inauguration and private ball for President Bellaunda of Peru. During his time there he put together a development project along the 14-mile coastline known as Costa Verde.

Besides his own projects, John has traveled throughout the United States dealing with large NNN leased National Credit Tenant real estate portfolio owners, marketing their properties.

Contact John at 707-887-9822 or [email protected]/.