Mark C. Johnson, Founder and Managing Partner: Mark is a third-generation real estate developer who founded Acclaim in 1997. After earning an MBA from Brigham Young University, Mark worked for Hines Interests in San Francisco, one of the largest private real estate developers in the world. After Hines, Mark moved to San Antonio Texas to direct the affairs of a Texas homebuilding company. In 1997, Mark returned to the bay area to launch The Acclaim Companies. Mark’s vision and goal was to build a company that would deliver to investors the highest risk-adjusted returns available in the multifamily, and commercial real estate sector through the development of first-class projects that enhance communities. Mark lives in Los Altos Hills with his wife and five children.
Gary Johnson, Vice President: Gary joined Acclaim in June 2010. He is involved in all aspects of the business including development, acquisitions, and financing. Prior to joining the firm, Gary worked for three years as an Associate for Gold Hill Capital, a venture capital firm located in San Jose and Boston. Prior to Gold Hill, Gary was an outfielder in the Anaheim Angels organization for five years. Gary has a Bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Redwood City with his wife, Claire, and three children.