Thomas R. Johnson, CPA
Executive Vice President
Vice President of Property Management
Thomas Johnson is Executive Vice President and a principal of Conifer Realty, LLC where he is responsible for overseeing our portfolio of 14,600 multi-family units in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. His paramount ability to combine skill and aptitude of both operating an asset, as well as increasing the value of the Company’s overall portfolio, has proven triumphant for Conifer. Mr. Johnson’s global perspective of the Company plays an important role in his capability to help steer Conifer into the future.
Prior to assuming responsibility for the Company’s portfolio, Mr. Johnson was the Chief Financial Officer of Conifer Realty for eight years. Mr. Johnson received the 2014 Financial Executive of the Year from the Rochester Business Journal.
Before joining Conifer in 2008, Mr. Johnson served as CFO of United Franchise Group, a multi-brand franchise company with operations in over 30 countries. His experience as a CFO began at Textwise, a software company that developed Internet semantic search technologies. Mr. Johnson was a successful entrepreneur, co-founding and building a multi-million dollar identity apparel business prior to Textwise. Earlier in his career, he spent six years in various finance roles at Eastman Kodak Credit Corporation.
As a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Johnson began his career as an auditor at KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the State University of New York College at Oswego, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.