7 May 2019
Grosvenor Americas announces Alexandra Johns as Vice President, Co-Investment
Alexandra Johns has joined Grosvenor Americas' D.C. Co-Investment team.
Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a private property investment and development company, announced today that Alexandra Johns has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in the position of Vice President, Co-Investment.
Alexandra will oversee Grosvenor Americas’ Structured Development Finance activities in Washington, D.C. and seek out new markets to broaden the programme’s reach on the East Coast.
In 2014, Grosvenor Americas formally established its Co-Investment team which provides preferred equity financing for residential developers. To date, the programme has financed over 70 development projects across Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., representing almost $4B in total developable value.
“We are delighted that Alexandra has joined the team,” said Alex Henderson, SVP, Co-Investment. “As we continue to grow the Structured Development Finance programme across North America, significant expansion in the East Coast will be of paramount importance. Alexandra brings with her a great breadth of experience, an excellent track record and is a highly respected industry player in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia markets. We look forward to her future success as we continue to build the platform.”
Alexandra has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and joins from Resmark where she opened the Mid-Atlantic office in 2013 to provide equity to developers of for-sale housing with investments in the Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia regions. She had earlier gained national experience at Arthur Andersen, as well as credit training at Riggs Bank. There, in addition to appraisal review, Alexandra performed special valuation projects, including in London for the UK operation. Prior to moving into the equity industry, Alexandra provided debt in structured finance, affordable housing, and traditional banking sectors.
“Developers have shared with me the importance of an equity partner who understands this complex industry, and Grosvenor is that partner,” said Alexandra. “With the capacity to grow, and the values that attract long-term alliances, Grosvenor sets the standard. I relish the opportunity to work with this team, and to help build the Co-Investment programme.”
Active in the commercial real estate industry, Alexandra is a member of the Urban Land Institute, serving colleagues on the Residential Neighborhood Development Council and Women’s Leadership Initiative. In her past, she chaired the Northern Virginia 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-profit organizations.
About Grosvenor Americas
Grosvenor Americas is an active developer, investor and co-investor across Canada and the USA. Our strategy is to invest in vibrant urban locations where our activities can make a positive contribution to neighbourhoods and communities.
Our value-add investment programme, core portfolio and development pipeline focus on projects and properties in urban, transit-oriented and/or amenity-rich neighbourhoods. Our development projects include Crescent in San Francisco and The Pacific in downtown Vancouver, as well as Central in Washington DC. Our Structured Development Finance programme invests in apartment, condominium, town home and mixed-use developments across our active markets, with a focus on vibrant, well-connected locations.
Grosvenor Americas is part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
As at 31 December 2018, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of CAD $5.2bn.
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