Johnny is a Managing Member of Open Realty Advisors. As a leader of Open’s tenant advisory business, Johnny is responsible for all aspects of Open clients’ retail rollout and asset management strategies. While being personally responsible for over a thousand lease transactions, Johnny managed the early growth phases for Restoration Hardware, J. Crew and Apple, taking Apple from zero stores to over 250 domestically and through its first ten stores in China and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Open, Johnny honed his management and real estate skills during a period of explosive growth at Michaels Stores, Inc. where he was Director of Real Estate Legal Affairs and a Real Estate Director. Johnny began his business career practicing real estate and corporate law in Dallas for five years.
Johnny received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law. He has been a Member of the Board of Trustees of ICSC since 2018.