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John Johnson

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Work 3300 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite 240 Peachtree Corners GA 30092 Work Phone: (404) 303-1232 x 16 Work Fax: (404) 303-7997 Cell Phone: (770) 235-2769 Website:
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John L. Johnson, CCIM, ALC, CPA (not presently practicing), serves as Managing Broker for SVN Interstate Auction Co. With more than 35 years of commercial real estate auction, brokerage, ownership, loan and turn-around experience, Johnson has sold properties in 41 states.

Prior to joining SVN, Johnson served as President for Interstate Auction and Brokers, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. In that capacity, he managed sales for many institutional and other sellers, including various Federal Agencies under his current contract with GSA, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), US Marshals Service, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Bank of America, Wachovia, SunTrust Bank, developers, private and corporate investors, and many other entities. For the RTC, he pioneered a more focused auction concept, and also oversaw rehabilitation contractors for the Affordable Housing program. Interstate was also the exclusive auction source for Prudential Commercial Services on a national multi-year contract. He was formerly a senior auditor with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. and a Captain in the United States Air Force.

Johnson organized SVN Accelerated Marketing Co., Inc. to be the auction arm of SVN, and served as President for 5 years. He has managed thousands of accelerated marketing/auction sale, including a $35,000,000 plus auction of multifamily property in Miami, FL. He was also a key member of the team that successfully auctioned a $31,500,000 residential redevelopment property on the outskirts of Detroit for the State of Michigan. Johnson’s extensive background as both an auctioneer and a real estate broker gives him a unique perspective in real estate marketing and disposition.

Consistently a top advisor, Johnson is a five-time recipient of SVN’s Partners Circle award, and was a three time winner of Prudential’s Chairman’s Circle award. He is consistently in the top 5% of all SVN advisors internationally. He holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations. He has been a speaker and instructor, including for continuing education programs for legal and real estate continuing professional education programs, and has been published in journals and other media. He is a member of several professional associations.

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