John A. Johnson Jr.

Senior Managing Director

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Transaction Volume

  • 5 million SF

Specialties

  • Office

Professional Expertise

John joined Savills Studley in 1994 after spending five years as vice president of a boutique firm where he focused on tenant representation. He specializes in creating efficient and cost-effective occupancy solutions that support the client’s overall business goals - whether by lowering occupancy costs, changing their workplace strategies, improving their work environment or supporting future growth. Though John has extensive experience representing a broad range of clients, he is an expert in representing the space needs of international banks, financial services firms, law firms, industry associations and leading consulting firms in the New York Region.

John has extensive hands-on experience with international clientele and has a deep understanding of cross border business projects. Previously, as the primary person for international account management, John was responsible for facilitating the commercial real estate needs of Savills Studley’s clients based in the United States who are looking to expand internationally, as well as clients looking to expand to the United States. John has completed more than 5 million square feet of transactions for notable clients including Alvarez & Marsal, MortgageIT, Nord/LB, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY), McKee Nelson/Bingham LLP, as well as Condé Nast Publications/Knapp Communications.

He began his career with Tishman Realty and Construction, where he worked on the construction of trophy office buildings including 575 Fifth Avenue and Tower 49 as well as the historic renovation of Carnegie Hall.

Activities & Achievements

John is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and is an active participant on its Plaza Advisory Committee. He is also active in CoreNet as well as the Amateur Comedy Club, American Yacht Club and is a competitive sailor.

Education

John earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing/management from Jacksonville University.

John A. Johnson Jr.