In his role as Director, Eric Johnson oversees construction management for projects of all types in the New York area. He works on behalf of his clients on due diligence, conceptual estimating, value engineering, budget development, preparation of bid packages and RFPs, bid analysis, leveling, purchasing, cost control, scheduling, fast-track core and shell development, and interior construction. Mr. Johnson’s expertise encompasses construction of corporate headquarters, computer facilities, trading floors, commercial offices, courthouses, health centers, exposition centers, museums, amusement/theme parks, banks, retail, radio stations, hotels, restaurant and residential spaces.
Mr. Johnson joined CBRE as a Principal of Advocate Consulting Group, where he directed projects for major clients, including: a build-to-suit development project for Lehman Brothers/Aurora Loan Services, a Lehman Brothers Boston Branch; a restaurant/retail development for Conran Holdings at Bridgemarket beneath the Queensboro Bridge; relocation projects for U.S. Trust Co.; restacks for both Katz Media Group and Fruman Selz; a Health Center development project; and a stabilization and restoration of Deutsche Bank’s 130 Liberty Street at Ground Zero. He also has consulted on retail, restaurant and hotel projects such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, the Food Emporium, Dean & Deluca and the W Hotel with associated bar and restaurant.
In earlier experience, Mr. Johnson was a Project Manager with Lehrer McGovern Bovis, where he managed construction for the relocation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society Headquarters at 1290 Avenue of the Americas. He also served as Project Manager for the U.S. Federal Courthouse at White Plains, NY, developed with the GSA and design/build partner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In addition, he worked on development and restoration for Chicago’s Navy Pier, including retrofitting all utilities and infrastructure for a 3/4-mile pier; restoration of the original pier head house subsequently housed the Chicago Children’s Museum.