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Ken Johnson


​Ken is the principal and founder of CityGrid Real Estate.  A born marketer - selling chicken eggs door to door in rural New England, the value of persistence and a good story was learned early, a value that took a back seat during stints at the U.S State Department, the corporate world, and law school at the University of San Francisco and Georgetown University, only to reemerge in the form of commercial real estate.

After 15 years in every aspect of commercial real estate, founding and DCMud, the city's most popular real estate blog for 5 years (earning a Washingtonian "Best of" in the process), Ken moved on be the top agent at a local real estate firm, Ken started a new chapter in 2020 with CityGrid Real Estate.  Having represented landlords and tenants for the lease of more than 100 restaurant spaces, multi-family sales from 5 to 77 unit buildings, warehouse sales, and retail building sales and leases in every capacity from llama wool retailers to fitness uses to Landmark Theaters, Ken has been at the forefront of commercial real estate, advising tenants and landlords in site selection, marketing strategy, social media, lease negotiations and retail design for nearly 2 decades.