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James F. Johnson

Senior Vice President | Hotel Brokerage & Investment Sales

CBRE Hotels | Capital Markets | Investment Properties

Americas

Capital Markets

Hotels, Property Sales

James Johnson Senior Vice President Americas
Capital Markets Hotels, Property Sales
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience


James (JJ) Johnson, Senior Vice President, is an investment sales specialist in mid-market single assets and portfolios throughout the central U.S. Prior to joining CBRE Hotels, Mr. Johnson gained extensive experience in hotel and motel brokerage with Michigan Motel Brokers and Vacation Properties Network. His background in hotel brokerage is complemented by hands-on managerial experience in hotel operations and marketing at the local, regional, and national levels. Mr. Johnson was a Senior Vice President and COO at Calmark Hospitality Systems, overseeing finance, marketing, operations and development for 42 hotels. He has also held general manager positions at full-service hotels and resorts in Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, California, Kansas and Florida.

Additionally, Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in the sales, marketing, development, and operations of resort hotel condominium projects in upscale destination resorts in Vail, Colorado and Northwest Michigan. During his 30 year career in hotel brokerage, Mr. Johnson has been involved in the sale of over $2 billion of hospitality properties, nationwide. 


Credentials


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker, Illinois
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Michigan

Education

 

  • Michigan State University, School of Hospitality Business
James Johnson Senior Vice President Americas
Capital Markets Hotels, Property Sales
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

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