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OTO Development CEO talks pipeline, outlook, innovation

OTO Development CEO Corry Oakes shared highlights of his company's 2018 activities, his strategy for 2019 and his hotel industry outlook.

Leo Twiggs curates new Johnson Collection exhibit focusing on historically black colleges, universities

The Johnson Collection continues its work to uplift Southern artists with an exhibit focusing on art created at historically black colleges and universities.

Viaduct gold rush: Big money flows into area around doomed Seattle highway

Johnson Development Associates, Inc. looks for the right investments at the right times, and they aren’t always obvious. In 2015, JDA West purchased a lot near the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle and transformed it into Elara at the Market, a mid-rise apartment complex. Ours is just one of the projects contributing to the viaduct area revitalization, featured in this article.

OTO Development earns 6 Adrian awards for excellence in travel marketing

OTO's eCommerce department was recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for excellence in a range of categories in advertising, social and digital media and marketing. 

Sunshine generates new investments in Spartanburg County

While California-based Renewable Properties begins work on a $22.7 million investment in solar facilities throughout Spartanburg County, Johnson Development Associates is moving forward with small-scale, 2-megawatt solar projects on 16 of its Spartanburg sites.

OTO Development acquires its first Key West hotel

"This purchase extends the geographic reach of our operations with an ideal location in America's southernmost city," Corry Oakes, CEO of OTO Development, said in a statement.

Elara at the Market opens with 150 luxury apartments on Western

Johnson Development Associates has completed Elara at the Market, an eight-story apartment building just north of Pike Place Market at the southeast corner of Western and Blanchard Street. The 150-unit building includes five live-work units, all on Western.

How S.C.’s largest private art collection helped transform an old mill town

The Johnson Collection organizes exhibitions, publishes catalogs, lends work to other institutions and flings open its doors to scholars.

OTO Development adds four properties to managed portfolio

"We are committed to enduring business relationships grounded in mutual trust, respect, service and reliability," says Corry Oakes, President/CEO of OTO Development.

South Carolina’s first AC Hotel opens in downtown Spartanburg

“It’s a dynamic addition to a rapidly revitalizing downtown and everything — from architecture to amenities to artwork — is designed to introduce South Carolina to the AC brand’s ‘New Way to Hotel,’” said Geordy Johnson, CEO of Johnson Management.