Marquis Top Business and Financial Professionals

Christian J. Johannsen, CCIM

Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Company: Investors Realty Services, Inc.
Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Christian J. Johannsen, CCIM, founder and chief executive officer of Investors Realty Services, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate.

Mr. Johannsen, CCIM, brings over five decades of expertise in the commercial real estate industry, backed by a robust educational background and a track record of professional accomplishments. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 1970, complemented by a Bachelor of Arts in business from Rollins College. As the chief executive officer of Investors Realty Services, Inc. since 1973, Mr. Johannsen has demonstrated strong leadership and strategic acumen, steering the company to continuous success over the years. He has also held senior executive positions at prestigious firms such as NAI Miami | Fort Lauderdale, Colliers, Thomas D. Wood & Company Realty Capital, and Aztec Group, Inc., showcasing his versatility and expertise in the industry.

Mr. Johannsen’s journey in the industry began with inheriting a piece of commercial real estate from his father, which sparked his curiosity and eventually led him to establish his own business. Throughout his career, he has achieved significant milestones, including selling approximately $120 million worth of marinas and obtaining a patent for the design and construction of a high-rise mausoleum. His contributions extend beyond transactions, as he has served as a co-editor of the Brokers Textbook for the State of Florida and has mentored aspiring professionals in the industry. He attributes his success to hard work, perseverance, and a deep understanding of the intricacies of commercial real estate.

In reflection, Mr. Johannsen finds the most rewarding aspect to be the opportunity to help others succeed and make meaningful contributions to the industry. He emphasizes the importance of perseverance and continuous learning in navigating the dynamic landscape of commercial real estate. In offering advice to aspiring professionals, he emphasizes the importance of hard work, perseverance, and a deep understanding of the industry. He encourages individuals to seek out mentorship opportunities and never stop learning and growing in their careers.

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