Vice President, Construction
In 2011, Lee Johnson began working with Kimco Realty as a Director of Construction, responsible for all aspects of construction within Kimco's Southeast Shopping Centers. In 2014, Johnson was promoted to Vice President of Construction, and is now responsible for a regional team of three Directors of Construction, and two Construction Assistants. Johnson is responsible for site evaluations, preparation of proformas, and with his team, guiding consultants throughout the design and entitlement/permitting process, negotiating lease-driven landlord obligations, cost and schedule monitoring, construction completion and finally, project turnover.
Prior to Kimco, Lee worked with Cox Schepp Construction, an ENR 400 General Contractor, out of Charlotte, NC. He worked with Cox Schepp for eight years, originally hired as an Assistant Project Manager and worked his way up to Senior Vice President/Division President. As a Division President, Lee was responsible for annual construction budgets totaling $40M - $60M. This included retail, condominiums, hotels, and office projects. During his tenure, Lee was named in Charlotte Business Journal's "Top Forty under Forty" and ENR magazine "Top Twenty under Forty".
The combined Southeast, Florida and Puerto Rico sub regions are comprised of over 130 existing shopping centers and over 22 million square feet. Construction project types include major redevelopments, shopping center renovations and lease landlord work. The current pipeline represents $140M of construction costs.
Lee Johnson graduated from Roanoke College in 2000 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. He later attended Texas A&M University to pursue a Master's Degree in Real Estate and Land Development.