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Gina Johnson

Associate Vice President | gjohnson@nortoncommercial.com

About Me

Within a few minutes of talking to Gina Johnson, you’ll find yourself laughing at her spirited, candid banter and wry humor; however, Johnson will be the first to share that she endured many years of personal and professional hardships to get to the place where she is today—Associate Vice President and Associate Broker for The Norton Agency Commercial Group.

“What I have at this point are survival skills,” she says. “But I also have reached a point where I am very happy with my life and cannot imagine doing anything else.”

Growing up in Buckhead during the late 1960s, Johnson was on the cusp of monumental societal changes as more females began to enter the workforce. However, facing life as a single mom, Johnson found few career options other than being a waitress, but it was waiting tables where she found her big break into real estate.

“A customer looking for a new home asked me one day for advice on good neighborhoods, and being an Atlanta native, I began sharing my knowledge of the area,” Johnson says. “As I walked away, a gentleman at the next table said ‘You should be in real estate,’ and I thought ‘Why not’?”

Knowing that a typical 9-to-5 job was not for her, Johnson found the pace and structure of being a real estate agent perfect for her lifestyle, but found only residential real estate welcoming to women.

“I wanted to work in land development and commercial real estate, but was told women couldn’t sell land—it was definitely not a female-friendly profession at the time,” she says.

Johnson navigated around the negativity associated with her gender by working with male partners, and proved the nay-sayers wrong by brokering some of the biggest “trophy” deals in the Atlanta area including the Mall of Georgia site in Gwinnett County, the Chattahoochee River Club in Forsyth County, and Walden Park in South Fulton County. All told, her land development projects have totaled more than 11,000 acres.

“Land has always been very interesting to me—I love the process of finding the perfect piece of property, and then finding the perfect client who will develop it in the best way,” she says. “But the process requires patience—it can take years to close a land deal—so you really have to enjoy the process and working through the issues because there is no instant gratification.”

After many years working for prestigious Atlanta-area firms and partnering with well-known brokers, Johnson joined The Norton Agency in 2009.

“Norton is a great fit for me, in part, because of the agency’s rich history of highly productive women led by Mrs. Norton who was the first female agent in the area,” Johnson says. “Norton provides an atmosphere that fosters team work and wonderful resources including top-notch tracking and research.”

Johnson spends her down town sharing her skills as a certified American Canoe Association tandem and solo whitewater canoeing instructor, a sport she has enjoyed since the late 1980s. Many weekends, you will find Johnson and her husband on the banks of rivers throughout northeast Georgia and the Smokey Mountains in their pop-up trailer, ready to ride the rapids. And you can only imagine that Johnson views her canoeing excursions the same way she seems to view her life and career—with confidence, determination and exuberance.

Professional Accomplishments & Community Service

  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Life Member and Million Dollar Club
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Phoenix Award Recipient, 2003
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors , #6 Top Land Producer, 2004 and #8 Top Land Producer, 2000
  • Georgia & National Association of Realtors, Member
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Outstanding Land Deal of the Year, 1990
  • Georgia Canoeing Association, Past President
  • Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper, Vestry Member

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AZURE ROAD, DAHLONEGA GEORGIA

$ 79,000
HARD TO FIND 4 ACRE + TRACT ONLY 6 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN DAHLONEGA. NOT BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR MANY YEARS. LOCATED IN [more]
HARD TO FIND 4 ACRE + TRACT ONLY 6 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN DAHLONEGA. NOT BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR MANY YEARS. LOCATED IN [more]
4.00 Acresfull info
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Sparkling Springs / Old White Mill, Jasper (...

$ 121,699
We have 12+ acres on Sparkling Springs Road close to Cove Lake, Big Canoe, Bent Tree. Totally private. Fronts on Ea [more]
We have 12+ acres on Sparkling Springs Road close to Cove Lake, Big Canoe, Bent Tree. Totally private. Fronts on Ea [more]
12.00 Acresfull info

Dawson Industrial, Dawsonville

$ 249,900
We have 1.16 acres of graded land lying between the Dunkin Donuts and Dawson Industrial Drive just west of Ga. 400. [more]
We have 1.16 acres of graded land lying between the Dunkin Donuts and Dawson Industrial Drive just west of Ga. 400. [more]
1.16 Acresfull info
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655 Philadelphia Road, Jasper (Approx. 12.48...

$ 2,200,000
We have 12.48 acres on the southeast side of Highway 515 and Philadelphia road, zoned Highway Business. Sewer adjac [more]
We have 12.48 acres on the southeast side of Highway 515 and Philadelphia road, zoned Highway Business. Sewer adjac [more]
12.48 Acresfull info
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605 Whitmire Drive, Dawsonville (Approx 30 a...

$ 2,700,000
This is a 30 acre property with public access at the SE corner of Carlisle Road and Ga. 400. Whitmire Drive is a pu [more]
This is a 30 acre property with public access at the SE corner of Carlisle Road and Ga. 400. Whitmire Drive is a pu [more]
30.00 Acresfull info
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Philadelphia Road / Highway 515 / Talking Ro...

$ 12,000,000
We have 175 acres on both sides of Philadelphia.ξ The 75 acres on the south side is best used for townhomes and apa [more]
We have 175 acres on both sides of Philadelphia.ξ The 75 acres on the south side is best used for townhomes and apa [more]
175.00 Acresfull info
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