Johnson Development, a leading healthcare real estate firm, announces the expansion of its leadership team and the establishment of a regional office in Dallas, Texas. Milton Johnson, President, announced the appointment of Steve Wheeler as Senior Vice President of Development to head up the new Dallas regional office. “We are extremely pleased to have Steve join our team as we continue to grow our presence in the Southwest U.S.”, said Johnson.
Mr. Wheeler will oversee Johnson’s Dallas, Texas office where his focus will be on helping hospitals and health systems plan and execute new facility development strategies. In addition, Mr. Wheeler will also coordinate with the firm’s advisory services, project management and property management teams to assist clients with their broader real estate needs.
“The establishment of an office in Texas is a key part of the firm’s strategic plans” said Jim Johnson, Founder and Chairman. “While we have worked in Texas for two decades, we understand the importance of being a part of the communities we serve”, said Johnson. “In Steve, we are fortunate to have a proven leader in the healthcare real estate industry with significant experience across Texas and the Southwest United States”. Mr. Wheeler has over sixteen years of experience in healthcare real estate development, leasing and management.
“I am very excited about this opportunity to represent Johnson in Texas and the Southwest”, stated Mr. Wheeler. “As a private, independent company, Johnson has demonstrated the flexibility and creativity to be able to provide customized solutions to the unique needs of our clients.” Johnson currently plans, develops, finances and manages medical office buildings and ambulatory care facilities across the country, including a number of properties in Texas.
Mr. Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Johnson, Wheeler was with Duke Realty’s Healthcare group in Dallas, where he was responsible for over one million square feet of healthcare developments and acquisitions. Mr. Wheeler and his wife Amy have two children and live in Dallas, Texas.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Johnson Development is a leading real estate firm specializing in the planning, financing, development and management of medical office buildings and outpatient facilities. Consistently ranked by Modern Healthcare as one of the leading medical office building developers in the United States, Johnson Development has served clients from Texas to South Carolina and from Florida to Kentucky.