Jeff Johnson brings a wide range of real estate investment knowledge and experience to the Prescient Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson is the Managing Partner for Lakeshore Holdings, LLC, a real estate private equity firm.
He has held various executive positions in real estate companies since 1997. Most recently he was the CEO of Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund (“DPF”), the largest public NAV REIT in the United States. Mr. Johnson served as Chief Investment Officer, and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Equity Office Properties Trust (formerly NYSE: EOP) and its predecessors from 1990 to 1999 and from 2003 until EOP was acquired in 2007 by Blackstone Group for $39 billion. Equity Office was the largest publicly traded REIT and owner/manager of office properties in the United States. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Johnson was a founding Partner, Managing Director and Co-head of U.S. Investments for Lehman Brother’s first global real estate private equity fund which raised $1.6 billion of equity.
During his career, Mr. Johnson has overseen acquisition and disposition activity in various real estate and real estate-related investments, including core office properties, development projects, joint ventures, international investments, mezzanine loans and multi- asset class portfolio transactions. He has been instrumental in numerous, significant public and private capital market, merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Johnson served as Chairman and Member of the Northwestern University Kellogg Real Estate Advisory Board and is a past Trustee and Treasurer of The Nature Conservancy’s Illinois Chapter. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Chicago Commonwealth Club. He received a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University.