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Meet John DeMarco

RE/MAX 5 Star Realty – Broker / Owner

The DeMarco Real Estate Group – Team Leader / President

Motto Mortgage 5 Star Professionals – Founder / Owner

Downtown Hollywood Property Owners Association (DHPOA) – President


John DeMarco is a 25 year + resident of South Florida and started practicing real estate in 2005. His background includes Business administration, Senior Health care administration, and Business Law. John DeMarco makes it his priority to offer clients national/international exposure, local expertise, and uncompromising customer service. His business was founded on building and maintaining strong client relationships while delivering the best results possible for his clients. He is the Broker/Owner of Re/Max 5 Star Realty, a thriving Real Estate firm with over 65 full-time real estate agents and two South Florida locations, and the DeMarco Real Estate Group, which is one of the highest producing Commercial Real Estate teams in the US and Motto Mortgage 5 Star Professionals a leading mortgage brokerage office.

The DeMarco Real Estate Group was ranked #1 in the United States for commercial sales within the Re/Max organization in 2017 through 2022, and #1 in Florida in 2012 through 2022, and #2 Commercial Team Worldwide in 2018 through 2020. They were also awarded the very exclusive CoSTAR Power Broker award in 2018 through 2022. They were also rewarded the Crexi Platinum Broker Award in 2022 & 2023. John has been inducted into the Re/Max Hall of Fame and received the prestigious Re/Max lifetime achievement award based on his sales production and career statistics. He is a current shareholder of Re/Max, CoStar & CREXI.

Since his start in the commercial real estate industry in 2005, John DeMarco has self-built a commercial real estate team that has successfully sold over 600 million dollars in real estate since its inception. He and his team have earned their clients millions of dollars in strategic acquisitions and resales. DeMarco’s specialization includes selling all commercial real estate, industrial real estate, investment properties, business sales and acquisitions, wealth management, strategic client acquisitions, 1031 tax-deferred transactions, and senior housing facility (ALF’s). DeMarco brings knowledge and experience that strengthens and elevates every transaction for positive results for all parties involved in a transaction. John DeMarco represents property owners, investment firms, national organizations, real estate investment trusts, developers, and small business owners.

John DeMarco has pioneered and developed several proprietary marketing methods that effectively originate very wealthy and qualified international investors who transfer wealth and invest their assets into the US. These unique and original methods allow him to sell his listed properties quickly and at premium prices, maximizing his client’s net proceeds.

John DeMarco’s team, “The DeMarco Real Estate Group,” consists of ten dedicated team members. They practice real estate with an exceptional level of professionalism and client dedication. Every transaction brings a unique set of challenges and obstacles which must be satisfied to achieve a closing. The DeMarco Real Estate Group is an expert in overcoming these challenges for clients through extensive contacts and unprecedented experience.

John DeMarco also owns and operates a full-service mortgage brokerage business called Motto Mortgage 5 Star Professionals. Motto Mortgage is a full-service licensed mortgage company located in Hollywood, Florida. DeMarco founded this mortgage division to offer his real estate clients a means to close transactions more transparently and efficiently. The motto has developed key lending relationships to close on both conventional mortgages and the more challenging non-conventional loans. They originate and close on commercial loans, residential loans, private (hard money) loans and are considered lending experts.

John DeMarco believes it is essential to give back to the local community, giving him so much. He donates financially and physically to several charitable organizations, including the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, Saint Gregory Church, the Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCSFL), the Children’s Miracle Network, and the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to name a few. A portion of every commission earned from every one of his closings is donated to charity.

“Business is all about relationships; our team works extremely hard for our clients, putting their goals and their results first. We go above and beyond for them and deliver real results that matter. This is why we are successful.” John DeMarco, Broker/Owner

Licensed Real Estate Broker / Owner

Re/Max 5 Star Realty

  • Licensed Realtor Since 2005
  • Commercial Specialist Sold/Leased over $600mil of the real property since 2005
  • Business Sales specialist
  • Health Care Real Estate Specialist
  • Community Association Manager
  • Certified Distressed Properties Expert
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member