Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson


Malcolm Johnson is a senior executive in the Commercial Real Estate group at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and leads the firm’s efforts on a new platform that deploys equity into affordable and workforce housing projects in markets across the country. He also serves as senior coverage banker for JPMorgan’s relationships with the largest national Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which are private institutions focused on community-based lending. Johnson joined JPMorgan in 2012 as the senior coverage banker in the firm’s Real Estate Banking group in Los Angeles, where he underwrote and arranged $3B in secured and unsecured debt financing for publicly traded and privately held real estate developers and investment firms.

Prior to joining JPMorgan, Johnson was a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led $2.6B in financings for a number of prominent Los Angeles-based real estate companies. Previously, he worked as an internal consultant for PNC Bank on the integration of the company’s residential mortgage division.

In 2015, Johnson was named one of LA’s “Most Influential Lenders” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2010, he was honored with NAIOP’s “Developing Leaders” award. Prior to his banking career, Johnson played professional football with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999 – 2003. Has been a guest speaker for UCLA Anderson School of Business, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the National Football League and numerous schools and non-profit organizations in South Central Los Angeles and his native Washington, DC.

Johnson is the executive co-sponsor for The Fellowship Initiative, JPMC’s innovative mentorship program for young men of color. He serves on JPMorgan’s Los Angeles Market Leadership Team, Sustaining Board for the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, Board of Trustees for the Natural History Museum of LA County and the Corporate Advisory Board for The Brotherhood Crusade, a non-profit organization supporting low-income and underserved South LA residents.

He received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and BBA from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their three children.