AAO Property Group is a boutique strategic advisory firm, specializing in providing solutions in the industries of commercial real estate, small businesses, and financial institutions. The principals of AAO Property Group bring over 50 years of market experience and the ability to tap into a vast cadre of resources around the country in real estate, finance, small business, governmental relations and a variety of other services through its existing network. We are extremely selective in who we take on as a client and follow the principle “quality over quantity” by choosing to provide focused, quality services to only a handful of select clients at one time.
Ryan Johnson, Partner
Ryan Johnson, has over 16 years of experience across the Real Estate, Community Development, and Entrepreneurship industries. In addition to being a founder of AAO, Ryan currently serves as a Managing Director of Real Estate for New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), the largest community development financial institution in New Jersey. Ryan oversees NJCC’s real estate arm, CAPC. CAPC is a fully vertical affordable housing developer and owner/operator that works in the rental and for sale space. Before joining CAPC he was the Portfolio Manager of 2.5 million sf of retail space (valued at $1 billion) for Madison International Realty, a global private equity real estate firm focused on providing liquidity to investors and owners of Class A Properties in the US, UK, and Western Europe.
Prior to Madison International Ryan had stints at Brixmor, MetLife, and CIT where he worked on both the equity and debt sides of the real estate business and acquired, financed, or managed institutional quality commercial real estate valued in the billions. Ryan honed his community development skills while working with the Corey Booker Administration at Brick City Development Corporation, the economic development organization for the City of Newark. There he sourced and managed a portfolio of real estate and small business loans and provided numerous hours of technical assistance to the residents of the City.
Mr. Johnson earned a BS in Commerce with a Concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. He has been involved in various real estate industry organizations including ULI, NAREIT, ICSC, CURE, and REAP NYC.