John T Bast III

Broker Associate
130 Whitaker Road, Suite B, Lutz, FL 33459
Company: Bast Commercial Group
Licenses: BK3264072
Office Number: (813) 728-6757
Office Address: 130 Whitaker Road, Suite B, Lutz, FL 33459


As a licensed agent for 10 years, John Bast understands what it takes to make successful transactions in the Commercial Real Estate industry, a reality. “I am diligent, in what I do. Because I am confident in my abilities to be personable, attentive, and thorough in my work, my customers/clients will feel at ease working alongside me.” John feels he garners his commitment to customer satisfaction through prior work experiences. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a 4th generation hardwood floor business employee for over two decades. John took that opportunity to familiarize himself with techniques in communication, money handling, timeliness, and delivering quality service. The unique opportunity afforded him the chance to build a loyal customer base and thusly benefit his community. From there, John saw success directing a distribution company, which he would later sell in 2011. The sale was not John’s first journey into the Real Estate market, however. John had been buying Real Estate for some time prior to the sale, and began to manage investment properties. To date, he manages a seasoned portfolio, and has bought & sold multiple properties as well. From these opportunities, John has a great understanding of what is expected of effective contracts and how important it is to listen and work for the clients’ needs by utilizing his own skills and traits, in addition to the tools of the reputable Berkshire family.

John loves his community nearly as much as his family and feels they both provide him perspective and compassion. Currently living in Odessa with his beautiful wife, of nearly 17 years, Rebecca, and their two children; John Thomas IV and Cally, John says he is blessed to have their love and support. In the community, John finds passion in being involved as a Master Mason for 25 years (Lodge #25) and a Shriner since 2010. The existence of the Shrine to help children with specialized medical care around North America. Internationally, John is involved with Advocates of Love (An orphanage located in the Dominican Republic) since 2012. This highly emotional experience has greatly humbled him and has helped to stretch his character as an individual. Combined, these day-to-day passions make clear John’s genuine care for his customers. John Bast is a willing advisor, who does not shy away from doing his homework, and is committed to ensuring your business can continue to thrive.

John believes his customers and their business are an integral part of the community, so his aim is to be concise and honest when working on any real estate project whether its buying, selling or leasing.

When choosing a Commercial Agent to handle this time sensitive and highly important task, it is crucial to go with one who has a proven track record of dedication, success, and a vast knowledge of this industry and its markets. John Bast is a willing advisor, who does not shy away from doing his homework, and is committed to ensuring your business can continue to thrive.