San Francisco—Grosvenor Americas has appointed Sommer Johnson to the position of investment manager in the company’s San Francisco headquarters office. He will be responsible for Grosvenor Americas’ real estate acquisitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles/Orange County markets, focusing on value-add office, retail and apartment assets.
Johnson joins Grosvenor from AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. in San Francisco, where he served as a manager. His 15 years of industry experience also has included positions with Shorenstein Properties, and Tishman Speyer Properties. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.
Grosvenor is a privately owned property group with offices in 17 of the world’s most dynamic cities. It has four regional investment and development businesses in Britain & Ireland, the Americas, Australia and Asia Pacific; an international fund management business, which operates across these markets and in continental Europe; and a portfolio of indirect investments. As of December 31, 2010, these six businesses had total assets under management of US$17.1bn.