Mark S. Johnson, CPM

Executive Vice President
Health Care Senior Housing

Mark Johnson is the Executive Vice President, Healthcare Services for AY. Mr. Johnson specializes in the business development and delivery of healthcare real estate services to both investors and healthcare providers.

Mr. Johnson has more than 30 years of experience in managing and leasing real estate assets, with the last 25 years dedicated solely to serving the healthcare industry. Mr. Johnson’s extensive experience includes several leadership positions in healthcare real estate, including Managing Principal, Cushman and Wakefield Healthcare Practice Group; Director of Property Management, Rush University Medical Center; Officer & Vice President, Lillibridge Health Trust; and Senior Vice President, National Property Management Executive, Lend Lease Healthcare Development (Formerly the DASCO Companies).

Mark’s efforts in managing and leasing healthcare real estate assets include working with academic, community and faith-based healthcare organizations throughout the U.S., in addition to numerous healthcare real estate investors, including the two largest publicly traded healthcare REIT’s. He has lowered operating expenses while raising tenant satisfaction in numerous medical properties, and has successfully managed multi-million dollar portfolio building improvement programs.

Mark earned an MBA in Real Estate Finance from DePaul University, and a BA in Accounting, from Albion College. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and has earned a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. A long-standing member of the Building Owners & Managers Association, Mr. Johnson is the past Chairman of the BOMA International Medical Office Building Committee, and has served as a member of the Board of the Suburban Chicago BOMA Chapter. He has written and spoken frequently on healthcare real estate topics, was a co-author of BOMA’s publication, Leasing & Managing Healthcare Real Estate, 2nd Edition and is the creator of the BOMA Medical Office & Healthcare Real Estate Forum on LinkedIn. Mark continues to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and NW Indiana where he has served for the past 20 years as a committee chair for a major fund-raising effort benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mark is a Past President of the Chicago Chapter, and Former National Board Member & Treasurer of the IFMA Health Care Institute which is dedicated to a global exchange of best practices and discussions on the latest innovations in the field of healthcare facilities.


Institute of Real Estate Management, Chicago, IL.  Certified Property Manager (CPM) Designation. 
Building Owners & Managers Association
Member, Board of Directors, BOMA/Suburban Chicago (2013-2015)
Sponsorships Chairman, BOMA International Medical Office Committee (2008 to 2012)
Chairman, BOMA International Medical Office Committee (2005-2007)
Vice Chairman, BOMA International MOB Committee (2003-2005)
Member, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Member, Hospital Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI)
Member, Chicago Healthcare Executive Forum (CHEF)
Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker – State of Illinois
Healthcare Construction Certificate – American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)


DePaul University, Chicago, IL.  Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Finance Major, Real Estate Focus.
Albion College, Albion, MI.  B.A. Economics & Management, Accounting concentration.