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Johnson Development Associates has developed more than 30 million square feet
OTO Development and its predecessor company have developed 550 hotels and counting
American Credit Acceptance’s partnerships serve more than 150,000 customers in 50 U.S. States
We’re not good at one business – we’re good at business.
From commercial real estate to hospitality to auto finance, The Johnson Group’s foundation for business is the same: We build enduring relationships of trust and accountability with our partners, and we are relentless in our pursuit of fulfilling profitable results.Our Story of Success
A big reason for that success is that all of The Johnson Group companies are privately held and well-capitalized, with an agile management structure. This makes us nimble, collaborative, and ready to pursue smart opportunities as we find them.
Our ever-growing national footprint is shaped by our Guiding Principles and nurtured by principled leaders who care deeply about the success of our partners, our team members, and our greater community.
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Fulfillment comes from repeated successes, not one-time wins. We’re not a publicly traded company with quarterly earnings we have to hit. We’re far more focused on long-term success, and as a result of that mindset we’re always able to do the right thing for our partners, knowing that success is measured in many ways.Johnson Development Associates
In the Northeast market, landowners and developers tend to be distrusting of each other, and our approach to partnerships has definitely given us a competitive edge. We ensure that we follow through on what we say we’re going to do, and the Johnsons support us in doing so. This has given us the reputation we have.
We’re selective about who we partner with, more so than most, and we go above and beyond for our partners. Our work with CarMax is a good example of this: It started off as a small test in seven stores. We worked together to provide excellent service and build a relationship, and eventually grew our partnership over time to become a national lender for them.
A few years ago when I was at OTO Development we were able to close quickly on a very large deal in Manhattan, and that success was the direct result of the strengths of The Johnson Group – the internal capital, the ability to make quick decisions and the support of the executive leadership.
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.
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.
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.