With honesty and integrity, Bob Johnston gives his clients remarkable service and endless dedication. He is a devoted team player whose high ethical standards and commitment to performance have created lasting relationships with clients and peers.
Areas of Specialization
For nearly 30 years, Bob has guided business owners and managers in the planning and execution of office, retail and industrial facilities expansion and relocation. A recognized expert and frequent speaker at seminars and to professional organizations and trade associations, his “12 Steps to Smarter Growth” program has been employed by numerous firms to more successfully facilitate their growth and expansion requirements. A LEED AP, he counsels and provides direction to management in renovating existing facilities or in planning and executing new construction to meet the LEED sustainability standards of the United States Green Building Council.
Bob began his career with Hines, concentrating on the leasing and marketing of Pillsbury Center in Minneapolis. From there, Bob moved with Hines to Columbus, Ohio, coordinating a major commercial office headquarters for the Huntington National Bank. While in Columbus, Bob also directed Hines corporate real estate consulting efforts to institutional and corporate clients throughout the Midwest. He has also directed commercial office predevelopment efforts for IBM Corporation with Maguire Thomas Partners of Los Angeles and for IDS American Express with The Landmark Group of Atlanta. Bob has been involved in the development, construction, and leasing of more than 10 million square feet and has worked directly with major banks in the development and construction of their headquarters buildings.
Education and Affiliations
Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. He is a current member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
Bob is a father of four, and a former teaching leader of BSF International. He spends his free time serving in various non-profit ministries and enjoying year-round outdoor activities with his family.