Carolyn (CJ) Johnson joined EBALDC in 2016 with nearly thirty years of experience in business management, non-profit operations, finance and commercial real estate. Her commercial real estate experience encompasses nearly twenty years of both commercial investment and leasing transactions in the Bay Area with a range of corporate, small business and nonprofit clients. She has completed over $250 million in transactions in the Bay Area with a range of corporate, small business and nonprofit clients and has leased hundreds of spaces throughout the bay area, particularly Oakland. At EBALDC, she seeks to weave together her transactional expertise, entrepreneurial mindset and commitment to equity for under-served communities to create well-rounded and healthy neighborhoods for all. C.J. is a native of Oakland, California and graduated from Castlemont High School, has a BA from the UCLA in Psychology with a specialization in Business Administration; a MPH from the UC Berkeley in Health Policy and Administration; a MBA from Columbia University in Marketing, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Finance; and her EdD from Saint Mary’s College of California in Educational Leadership.