Russel O. Johnson

Vice President, Residential Management


Russ began his career with HallKeen Management in 2001 as Senior Property Manager at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This successful pilot program eventually led to the privatization of all Navy family housing in the Northeast region. In 2004 he was promoted to Regional Manager, overseeing primarily affordable communities in Northern New England, North Carolina and Virginia. He helped transition and continues to oversee several Florida properties. He was promoted to Regional Director in 2014, and Regional VP in 2016.

Russ earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Green Mountain College. His began his career in property management in Western Massachusetts with a primary focus on residential condominium and commercial properties. After relocating to Southern Maine, he worked for two local companies managing market rate apartment communities, condominium associations and commercial space. Russ left HallKeen briefly from 2010 to 2011 for a position as Deputy Executive Director of the Portland Housing Authority. Russ holds Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) and Public Housing Manager (PHM) designations, and earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 2013.

Russ is currently responsible for the management, operations and oversight of roughly half of the residential portfolio. He is passionate about providing high quality affordable housing and outstanding management services to low and moderate income residents.