The Johnson Realty Advisors Team
Fitz Johnson, a lifelong resident of the Fredericksburg area, graduated from James Monroe High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph-Macon College in 1972.
Mr. Johnson earned his real estate license while attending college and worked in the property management department of Johnson & Glazebrook, Inc. during summer vacations. He graduated from the University of Virginia Realtors Institute in 1971. Upon receiving his college degree he immediately went to work full-time in real estate. He headed the property management division of Johnson & Glazebrook and was responsible for a large portfolio of assets that included apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, and residential rentals. In 1974 Mr. Johnson obtained his real estate brokers license and began specializing in commercial and investment property sales at the company’s Farm, Land and Commercial division.
Mr. Johnson was active in the local Board of Realtors where he chaired numerous committees, was on the board of directors, and was elected first and second Vice President. In 1978 he was elected and served as President of the group. He was active in real estate education and took over 600 additional hours of credit in such areas as sales, counseling, taxation, exchanging, finance and syndication. He also taught real estate finance at Germanna Community College.
Mr. Johnson was civically involved in the community serving as President of Rappahannock Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Chairman of the Spotsylvania Republican Party and President of the Fredericksburg Country Club. He currently serves as Finance Chairman for Virginia State Senator Bryce Reeves.
In 1977, Mr. Johnson formed Johnson Properties, Inc. and served as President and Chief Operating Officer. The company was primarily involved in the acquisition, development, management and sale of real estate for its own account. During this time, Johnson Properties, Inc. acquired or developed numerous properties that consisted of strip shopping centers, mini-warehouses, fast food restaurants, apartments, residential subdivisions, and convenience stores.
In 1984, Mr. Johnson joined the Reddington Group, a national real estate firm headquartered in Texas involved with the acquisition and syndication of large apartment complexes, shopping centers, and office buildings throughout the United States via private placements. He was Vice President of the Eastern Region and was responsible for broker/dealer relations, acquisition analysis, and equity funding for thirteen (13) states. Through 1989 he raised in excess of 75 million dollars in investor equity.
In 1990, Mr. Johnson rejoined Johnson & Glazebrook, Inc. and assisted in the transformation of the firm into Johnson & Glazebrook Commercial – the area’s first full service commercial and investment asset management/brokerage company.
In 2000, Mr. Johnson formed Johnson Realty Advisors, Inc., a boutique advisory/brokerage/investment firm. Since then, JRA has facilitated hundreds of millions in brokerage transactions. Mr. Johnson was a partner in and assisted with the acquisition, entitlement, and development of Crossroads Station, an 800 acre mixed uses development, and Jackson Village, a mixed use project consisting of 1,200 multi-family units and 250,000 square feet of commercial space.