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Charles H. Johnson IV

President and CEO

Charles H. Johnson is a nationally recognized real estate consultant with nearly 35 years of experience in the general real estate, hospitality, convention, and sports consulting fields. Prior to forming Johnson Consulting, Charles was Director of KPMG Peat Marwick’s Convention, Sports and Hospitality 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 1,000 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 experience 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.

Areas of Expertise

Convention Center Feasibility Analysis
Tourism Strategic Planning
Hotel/ Mixed Use Development
Developer Solicitation and Negotiation
Real Estate Market and Finance
Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis
Tax Revenue Projections

Years of Experience

With CHJC: 26 Years
With Other Firms: 13 Years


MBA Finance - Florida State University
BA Real Estate & Hospitality - Florida State University

Professional Affiliations

Public Private Partnership Conference

Academic Impressions

Society for College and University Planners

National Association of Collegiate

Directors of Athletics

Destination Management Association International
International Association of Venue Managers 
International City/County Management Association 
International Economic Development Council 

Managers World Trade Centers Association
Urban Land Institute

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