In his role as President of Laurex Realty Advisors, Alex Johnson oversees the operation of the various divisions related to commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, management, development and consulting. Alex brings a family legacy of more than 30 years in real estate investing. He is experienced in the areas of multi-family, retail and development. Alex is a licensed Texas real estate broker and experienced in commercial finance.
Alex was one of 12 employees worldwide to be awarded the prestigious Leader’s Council award at Lucent Technologies as a result of his success as a Director of Sales. After more than 14 years in management and sales for PepsiCo, Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies, Alex founded Laurex in an effort to reduce his time on the road and help others invest in real estate. Alex holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
As a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Alex is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. As a CCIM, Alex is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of 9,000 professionals across North America who earned the CCIM designation.
Alex’s real estate involvement includes membership of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors & Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute. Alex serves as Chairman for the CCIM Institute Cultural Diversity National Advisory Board, 2010 President of the North Texas CCIM Chapter, former member of the Texas Association of Realtors State Housing Taskforce & Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA). Alex is also a graduate of the CCIM Institute Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy and the MetroTex Association of Realtors Leadership Program.
An active member of the community, Alex currently serves as a board member for the Southern Dallas Development Corporation (SDDC) and chairman for its New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) committee. Alex has previously served on the Jasper High School SBIC Advisory Committee in Plano ISD and currently services on the Anderson Elementary CIT Advisory Committee in Frisco ISD. He previously has held board positions with Plano Rotary, CITY House Youth Shelter, Boys & Girls Club of Collin County, Plano Community Forum, Leadership Plano as well as a former member of the City of Plano’s Cultural Affairs Commission & Public Art Committee. He has also participated in Plano ISD’s Educator Internship program and is a Leadership Plano & Leadership Dallas graduate.
Alex supports the Plano Chamber of Commerce and has contributed as a member of multiple Committees. In 2008, he was honored as a Top Minority Business Leaser by the Dallas Business journall. In 2007, he was honored with the CCIM Institute Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy’s Susan J. Groeneveld Award of Excellence. In 2005, he was awarded his CCIM designation by the CCIM Institute. In 2004, he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International. In 2003, he was honored by the Plano Chamber of Commerce as Ambassador of the Year and Eagle Award Winner. In 2002, he was honored as a Certified Toast Master (CTM) by Toastmasters International. In 1998, Alex was awarded a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts.
Alex has also served his church, Grace Outreach Center, as a leader in the Newly Married Couples Group and Men’s Group. He has also been a part of the ministries for the Nursery, Children’s Church, and Greeter Team. Alex is also a graduate of the Grace School of Ministry Bible School. He is also blessed with his wife and two daughters.