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With a background in corporate law, Derek Johnson utilizes the analytical and negotiation skills he developed as an attorney to assist corporate clients in achieving their desired real estate objectives. Derek’s strengths include strategic and tactical planning, and he specializes in helping high-growth technology start-ups in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco, and major law firms maximize flexibility relative to their occupancy needs. 

Prior to joining JLL​, Derek was a Sr. Associate at Staubach where he specialized in tenant representation, including portfolio management, site selection, transaction management, and strategic planning for corporate real estate users.

Derek began his career practicing corporate law in the Menlo Park office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where he drafted and negotiated complex financing and acquisition agreements for both public and private companies. As a corporate attorney, Derek advised and negotiated on behalf of numerous public and private emerging growth clients relating to entity formation, real property lease documentation, venture capital and debt financings, and strategic acquisitions.

Years of experience
Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions, High Tech, Law Firms, Medical Device

Representative clients
  • Alston & Bird
  • Barnes & Noble (Nook)
  • Chegg
  • Comcast Ventures
  • Coverity
  • Delphix
  • DLA Piper Rudnick
  • Greylock
  • Haynes and Boone
  • Ooyala
  • Plaxo/Comcast
  • RBG Networks
  • Rogers Wireless Ventures
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • SONY Playstation
  • Sigma Partners
  • Silver Spring Networks
  • Skadden Arps
  • Sumo Logic
  • Tidemark Systems
  • Twitter
  • Virgin America
  • Yammer
BS, University of San Francisco
Law Degree, University of California, Hastings College of Law
Multi-year recipient, Jones Lang LaSalle Top Gun award
Jones Lang LaSalle/ Staubach Top Achiever since 2006
Derek serves on the Board of Directors for Burlingame Youth Baseball and is a past Board Member for El Cerrito Youth Baseball. Derek is also a past Board Member of Mission Hospice.