Robert G. Johnson, known by many as Bob, was born and raised in Mauricetown, New Jersey. Bob earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University and performed graduate work at Glassboro State University. Upon graduation, he was employed as a Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse & Company in their New York City corporate office. During a three year leave of absence from Price Waterhouse, Bob served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, obtaining the rank of captain before being honorably discharged and returning to Price Waterhouse in 1973. In 1975, he accepted a position with Gannett Co., Inc., as Director of Internal Audit. His responsibilities included performing acquisition, financial and operational audits, and reported directly to the Board of Directors.
Bob joined the Simpson Housing Corporation in July 1979, establishing Simpson Housing’s operations in Portland, Oregon. During this time as the Portland Managing Partner of Simpson Housing, Bob oversaw the development, construction and lease-up of thousands of apartments. When the jointly developed properties were sold to the State of Michigan in August 1994, Bob discontinued his affiliation with Simpson Housing. At this time he started Third Party, successfully managing nearly 5600 apartments both owned and as third-party properties.
Bob founded and is President of Marathon Acquisition and Development, Inc., Marathon Construction Services, LLC and Marathon Management, Inc. Under Bob’s leadership, Marathon has developed, constructed, leased-up and managed nearly 5,000 apartments and 160,000 square feet of commercial space.
Bob is a Certified Public Accountant in Oregon, a Certified Property Manager under the auspices of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), a licensed real estate broker in the States of Oregon and Washington, and is a Housing Credit Certified Professional. He has served on the Building Code Structure Board for the State of Oregon as well as served on various professional real estate committees. Marathon is an IREM Accredited Management Organization (AMO).