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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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0 Bald Mountain at Rabun Branch Rd, Sky Vall...

$ 998,700
Once in a lifetime opportunity for that person who wants a spot with pure spring water to build out a distillery, b [more]
Once in a lifetime opportunity for that person who wants a spot with pure spring water to build out a distillery, b [more]
155.00 Acresfull info

25.44 Acres on 2279 Highway 9 North, Dawsonv...

$ 3,825,000
Norton Commercial and Acreage Group is proud to present this 25.44 acre tract for the first time ever on the market [more]
Norton Commercial and Acreage Group is proud to present this 25.44 acre tract for the first time ever on the market [more]
25.44 Acresfull info

Conns Creek, Moody Rd & Cherry Grove Rd...

$ 4,351,000
PROPERTY OVERVIEW Norton Commercial is proud to present this tract in North Cherokee County directly fronting Conns [more]
PROPERTY OVERVIEW Norton Commercial is proud to present this tract in North Cherokee County directly fronting Conns [more]
458.00 Acresfull info
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23.53 Acres – SE Hwy 515 And Aw Lawson...

$ 2,000,000
The Norton Commercial & Acreage Group is proud to present this 23 +/- acre tract on Highway 515 in Pickens Coun [more]
The Norton Commercial & Acreage Group is proud to present this 23 +/- acre tract on Highway 515 in Pickens Coun [more]
23.53 Acresfull info
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(UNDER CONTRACT) W Auraria Road, Dahlonega ...

$ 455,000
7 lots ranging from 1.5 to 2+ acres fronting on the west side of Auraria Road. These lots will have a shared drivew [more]
7 lots ranging from 1.5 to 2+ acres fronting on the west side of Auraria Road. These lots will have a shared drivew [more]
11.40 Acresfull info
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E Auraria Road – Dahlonega, GA

$ 577,500
55 acres remaining for a 106 acre parcel. Large lots along Falling Pines to the south. This property has large trac [more]
55 acres remaining for a 106 acre parcel. Large lots along Falling Pines to the south. This property has large trac [more]
55.00 Acresfull info
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UNDER CONTRACT * Appalachian Court—-10...

$ 600,000
10 + Acre parcel of 100 Acre property on Philadelphia Directly off Highway 515 All Utilities Available- septic requ [more]
10 + Acre parcel of 100 Acre property on Philadelphia Directly off Highway 515 All Utilities Available- septic requ [more]
10.00 Acresfull info
For Sale

655 Philadelphia Road, Jasper (Approx. 25 +/...

$ 1,625,000
The Norton Commercial and Acreage Group is proud to present this 37 +/- acre assemblage in Jasper, Ga. The subject [more]
The Norton Commercial and Acreage Group is proud to present this 37 +/- acre assemblage in Jasper, Ga. The subject [more]
37.00 Acresfull info
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UNDER CONTRACT * Philadelphia Road / Highway...

$ 6,000,000
We have 100 acres on the north and south sides of Philadelphia Road zoned Agricultural.  We also have the 12.4 acre [more]
We have 100 acres on the north and south sides of Philadelphia Road zoned Agricultural.  We also have the 12.4 acre [more]
175.00 Acresfull info

(UNDER CONTRACT) Adairsville Pleasant Hill R...

Over 7,000 Feet of frontage on Interstate 75. Easy access to Highway 140 and just 2 turns off the interstate. Borde [more]
Over 7,000 Feet of frontage on Interstate 75. Easy access to Highway 140 and just 2 turns off the interstate. Borde [more]
660.00 Acresfull info
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