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Todd Turner Named Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development

Todd Turner has been named Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development, taking over the role from fellow co-founder Corry Oakes, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this month.

OTO Development mourns the loss of CEO Corry W. Oakes III

Corry W. Oakes III, co-founder and CEO of OTO Development, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 7, leaving behind his beloved wife, Amy, and their three daughters Ashley, Elizabeth and Lauren.

Johnson Development Associates to activate 75,000+ sq. ft. office space in Downtown Spartanburg

Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA), part of The Johnson Group, has purchased 135 N. Church St. from Purpose Financial to increase office inventory in Downtown Spartanburg.

OTO Acquires Beachfront Hotel in North Carolina

OTO Development is growing once again with its fifth acquisition in just three years, the purchase of the Holiday Inn Resort Wilmington E-Wrightsville Beach.

Stronger Together: A Message from Geordy Johnson

We pledge to do our part in combatting all forms of hatred, disrespect, and bigotry.

Lisa Giaimo recognized in Top 25 Extraordinary Minds by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI)

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is thrilled to recognize the brightest minds in the hospitality industry.

The Johnson Group joins SC leaders in support of clean energy

We support increasing the amount of clean energy generated in South Carolina and think the Public Service Commission should too.

The Johnson Group mourns the loss of William Spry

William Spry, COO and President of Johnson Development’s self-storage division, passed away on August 22, 2019. JDA’s team members, partners, families and friends will forever mourn the loss of William and his leadership, generosity, intelligence, modesty and friendship.

Hyatt Centric Mountain View Opens in Silicon Valley

"Not just in Mountain View, this hotel is truly of Mountain View," says Corry Oakes, President and CEO of OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group. "The lively design captures the community's innovative vibe, immersing guests in the essence of Silicon Valley.

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.