Denise Johnston, CFM

Denise Johnston, CFM

Director of Property Management

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Denise Johnston is Director of the Property Management Team in Raleigh, North Carolina and has over 29 years of experience in the real estate industry. Denise specializes in property and facility management focusing on industrial, medical, office, and corporate facilities. Prior to joining the team, Denise managed a 1,500,000 square foot premier industrial park in Durham, NC for a large institutional client and was East Coast Facility Manager for an international telecommunications company managing all aspects of multi-state facilities including strategic planning, facility, construction and project management, due diligence and disposition of assets. Denise has an owner’s perspective and prides herself on providing outstanding customer service. Denise is known for getting results and delivering projects on time and within budget. Ms. Johnston is a member of IFMA and is a Past President of the Corporate Facilities Council of IFMA and the local chapter of IFMA.

Key Assignments

  • New Hope Commerce Center | Industrial Park | 252,330 SF
  • 221 S. Rogers | Industrial Park | 160,000 SF
  • Research Tri-Center | Industrial Park | 1,534,024 SF
  • Carolinas Distribution Center | Industrial Park | 1,162,944 SF
  • Wake Forest Biotech Place | Transition Manager | 252,000 SF
  • Brier Creek Medical Office Park | Medical Office | 110,000 SF
  • Triangle Business Center l Office/Flex l 435,000 SF
  • Ericsson | East Coast Facility Manager | 500,000 SF
  • Greenfield North | Industrial Park | 504,730 SF
  • Walnut Creek | Industrial Park | 527,246 SF

Clients Served

  • Stockbridge
  • L&B Realty
  • Crosland Southeast
  • NWI Butner Limited Partnership
  • Duke Realty
  • Northwood Investors
  • Grosvenor Investment Management
  • Lauth Property Group
  • Crown West Realty, LLC
  • New Boston Fund, Inc.
  • The Simpson Organization
  • Wachovia
  • Wexford Science & Technology, LLC

Awards & Recognition

  • International Facilities Management Association Awards
    • Professional Member of the Year 2010
    • Outstanding Achievement as Past President  2012
  • Commercial Property Services Management Team of the Year | Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer (2013)
  • Core Values Award - Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer (1st Quarter 2015)

Professional Affiliations & Community Service

  • International Facilities Management Association
    • President of the Corporate Facilities Council (2016 - 2018)
    • Vice President of the Corporate Facilities Council (2014-2016)
    • Secretary of the Corporate Facilities Council (2012-2014)
    • Chair of the Community Outreach Committee (2011-2013)
    • Past President of the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA (2008-2009)
  • Certified Facility Manager (CFM)
  • Licensed Broker in North Carolina


  • American College in London
  • Applied Arts (Student of the Year, Interior Design)