John Birkeland, CCIM
Brokerage Advisor
jbirkeland@rockrealestate.net | 717-487-6764 | Add Contact


John specializes in retail leasing and sales, investment properties, and corporate services. He has been active in commercial real estate since 2001, most recently holding the position of Broker of Record for a local real estate firm. He has a strong background in hotel and restaurant properties, and earned a master degree in Management from the Cornell University Hotel School. John is a native of Colorado, where he specialized in resort management and commercial leasing before moving to York County in 2003.

John is a Board of Directors member for the CCIM PA/NJ/DE regional chapter.  He is a youth baseball coach for the Dallastown Cougars Athletics Club, a member of the Rotary Club of York, is on the York Little League Committee, and a Board of Directors member of the Blossom Hill Homeowner’s Association. He also attends Living Word Community Church and is involved with the Growth Group Leadership, Kids: Life, and men’s softball team. 


  •  "I have done several transactions now with John and he has consistently gone above and beyond my service expectations. I am looking forward to doing another project with him." - Michael Gish, Gish's Furniture Amish Heirlooms
  • "Could not have been better. John is very efficient and gets back to me faster than any other REALTOR I have dealt with." - Nicole Crills, County HomeMakers, Inc.
  • "John Birkeland with Rock Realty gave me so much helpful information and guidance from start to finish. This was my first experience with commercial property, and Rock made it easy for me explaining every step that I needed to take.." - Thomas Almanza
  • "I think John and the team at ROCK do everything possible to make this transaction easy. He went out of his way to make the deal happen and I will be eternally grateful. He always looked out for our interests and worked a lot on getting the sale complete." - Kay Crumling


"I enjoy spending time and sharing activities with my wife and three children. I coach my sons' t-ball and soccer teams, play softball on my church team, and try to squeeze in occasional round of golf. When we have a free night, I embrace my hospitality background and prepare a gourmet meal for the family."


  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • PA Real Estate Broker License
  • MD Real Estate Associate Broker License
  • PA Real Estate Salesperson License