Mark Johnson

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Director of Development
DivcoWest Real Estate Investments

MARK R. JOHNSON is the Director of Development for DivcoWest Real Estate Investments, and is responsible for the delivery of the NorthPoint project in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a 42-acre, 5.2 million square foot mixed use development.  Prior to his current position, Johnson served as the first Vice President for Capital Planning and Project Management at Harvard University.  In this position, he had executive responsibility for planning, design and construction for Harvard's Allston, Longwood, and Cambridge campuses.  He developed Harvard's first capital plan, instituted its first annual capital planning process, authored a project delivery guideline, put in place a new architect selection and design review process, oversaw the development of the master plan for Harvard's expansion into Allston, started the first comprehensive physical condition assessment of Harvard's physical plant, and directed a $3+ billion building program that included Harvard's largest projects, among them the Allston Science and Engineering Complex, Smith Campus Center and the House Renewal Program.  Johnson joined Harvard University in 2002 as a Senior Construction Project Manager at Harvard Business School (HBS).  There, he managed the Baker Library/Bloomberg Center project, completed in 2005.  After, he moved to Harvard Law School as Director of Major Capital Projects and Physical Planning, where he managed the Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center and Clinical project.  Mark Johnson started his professional career at Kieran, Timberlake & Harris, Architects and Planners, and continued at William Rawn Associates, Architects, in Boston, where he was the project architect for an award-winning performing arts and student center at Babson College.  Johnson also worked as a project manager for Linbeck Construction Corporation in Lexington, MA.  Mr. Johnson holds a certificate in management from Harvard, earned a master of architecture degree from Yale, and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton.