About The Johnston Group


The Johnston Group ("TJG") is a privately owned multi-faceted real estate firm with over 50 years experience throughout the Western United States. With a specific focus on the office and R&D sectors, TJG blends its skills and experience to create value for its partners and itself. Its principals have expertise in all facets of the commercial real estate industry including building development, leasing and management, financing, property acquisition and sales and valuation. TJG owns and manages over half a million sq. ft. of office space throughout Southern California with plans to expand significantly throughout the next decade.

TJG was founded in 1959 by Cal Johnston. Over the years it has been active in many facets of the real estate industry such as:

Joint Ventures - Co-founder of Builders Resources Corporation, a nationwide single-family development firm, responsible for over 5,000 homes.

Real Estate Registered Offerings - Organized and underwrote real estate security offerings, including Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia and Coto de Caza, a renowned Orange County residential development.

Developments such as:

  • Nine office and retail projects ranging from 3 to 60 acres.
  • Seven apartment developments totaling 1,469 units.
  • Six mobile home parks.
  • $150 million of business and industrial parks.
  • A 3,200 acre mixed use development in San Ramon, northern California.

TJG continues to aggressively pursue numerous acquisition and development opportunities throughout Southern California. It is currently in the process of establishing strategic relationships with additional capital sources thus enabling an even more active expansion program.

Additionally, Johnston Realty Funding brings further financial expertise to the company. It is currently processing numerous capital market transactions for developers and investors and is actively working with pension funds, life insurance companies, commercial banks and investment banking firms.