Alexandra Johns

Alexandra Johns

Senior Vice President, Co-Investment

I grow and oversee the Structured Development Finance activities in the Mid-Atlantic region, and identify opportunities for geographic growth on the East Coast.

Alexandra has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry as a capital source, consultant, and appraiser. In both her professional and volunteer roles, Alexandra has a history of setting records and breaking new ground.

Prior to joining Grosvenor in 2019, Alexandra opened the Mid-Atlantic office for a leading equity firm, where she partnered with developers of for-sale housing in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia regions.

Alexandra has been focused on residentially-led projects since 2004, when she led the homebuilder banking team at Chevy Chase Bank, subsequently bringing her expertise to Wachovia and Wells Fargo. Previously, Alexandra’s activities were national in scope, providing structured finance solutions while at Allied Capital and NCB Development, and consulting and appraisal services at Arthur Andersen. Alexandra completed her credit training at Riggs Bank, where she performed an array of valuation services for activities in the US and UK. 

Alexandra is a member of the Urban Land Institute, where she provides leadership for the Washington District Council in support of UrbanPlan, Full Member Engagement, and Women’s Leadership Initiative programs. She is also a member of ULI’s National Residential Neighborhood Development Council.

She previously chaired the Northern Virginian BIA Real Estate Finance Committee, was President of the Real Estate Lenders Association in Washington, D.C., and has led fundraising efforts for several local non-profits.

Alexandra studied at the University of Maryland, majoring in English Literature, with a minor in Business. Alexandra was previously licensed as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, and maintains her Realtors license in Inactive status.

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