Charles H. Johnson is a nationally recognized real estate consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in general real estate, hospitality, convention, sport, and consulting fields. Prior to forming Johnson Consulting, Charles was Director of KPMG Peat Marwick’s Convention, Sports and Leisure Consulting practice. He worked with Laventhol and Horwath’s real estate consulting division and as an employee at two other real estate development firms. He has served on two Urban Land Institute advisory panels related to convention/conference center projects in Buffalo, New York and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Charles has worked on over 2,000 public assembly and urban development consulting assignments in the U.S. and abroad. He has participated in various aspects of real estate and hospitality development, which has allowed him to develop an extensive knowledge of the requirements for appropriate substantiation for funding and operations of a wide array of projects, ranging from convention facilities to hotels to urban redevelopment projects. His widespread experiences provides him with knowledge of industry best practices as well as case studies to draw from when analyzing market and feasibility studies and reviewing operating performance. This has earned him international reputation among developers and real estate professionals.
Charles graduated from Florida State University with an undergraduate degree in business and received his MBA from Florida State in 1981, with an emphasis in finance and real estate.
Recent Project Experience
Minnesota Vikings – Downtown East Masterplan around stadium and new Wells Fargo Headquarters
Tucson Convention Center – Organizational and economic audit of Rio Nuevo- entity responsible for capital improvements at Tucson Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center – Work with Tishman Team, the prevailing bidder, to prepare economic plan for hotel and convention center redevelopment
Biloxi Minor League Baseball – Worked to justify City and MGM and State investment in new stadium to attract minor league team to Biloxi
Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos – Assisted City of West Springfield in their effort to gain voter approval for this project next to the Big E Fairgrounds
New York Yankees – Work for City of Ocala in effort to shift A- Team from Tampa to Ocala, Fla.
Spokane Convention Center – Performed compensation review; Analyzed recently approved 700 room headquarters hotel
Downtown Des Moines Hotel– Work for private sector entity to craft hotel incentive legislation and conduct developer recruitment for new 450 room hotel
Clark Airbase, Philippines– Served on ULI panel to form policy regarding second Manila Airport, formation of an Aerotropolis and creating a consolidated port operation between airport and Seaports
Iowa Motor Speedway– Performed all market and financial and economic and fiscal impact analyses for this very successful track