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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.
In many markets, 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.
OTO Development Takes Long-Term View for Its Hotel Portfolio
Even with all the hurdles in the way of new hotel projects, OTO Development isn't standing still.
Spartanburg gets a minor league baseball team, plans downtown stadium
Minor league baseball will return to Spartanburg for the first time in three decades when a Texas Rangers Class A affiliate moves into a new stadium to be built downtown next to the A.C. Hotel.
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.