Mr. Keith Johnson joined USA Properties Fund in 2005, when the company had about 50 apartment communities and 6,000 units – about half the number today.
Before joining USA Properties, Mr. Johnson was a Development Controller for Panattoni Development Company, a position he held for six years. The company specializes in industrial, office and build-to-suit development projects, with more than 300 million square feet in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Prior to that, he worked as a Supervisor in Fund Accounting for Franklin Templeton Investments, a global investment firm best known for its family of mutual funds.
The well-known, global companies gave Mr. Johnson extensive experience and a rock-solid foundation. But when he was looking for a new opportunity, USA Properties was a perfect fit – a midsize company with a mission of providing much-needed housing to low-income residents. Mr. Johnson, a Certified Public Accountant, said the company is committed to making a profit but also recognizes its social responsibility, especially in providing affordable housing in California and Nevada.
Mr. Johnson, a housing advocate, keeps up with the latest challenges and financial requirements that affect the housing industry and USA Properties, especially with tax credits – a financial tool that can make or break a project.