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September 10, 2020

Hartford's ex-development director lands with city's largest landlord

HBJ File Photo Erik Johnson.

Shelbourne Global Solutions LLC, Hartford's largest commercial landlord, has named Erik Johnson, the city's former director of development services, as its senior vice president of development.

New York-based Shelbourne made the announcement Thursday afternoon, just hours after it distributed a news release stating that Liberty Bank and law firm Duane Morris signed new leases at its 100 Pearl St. office tower.

Johnson, hired by the city in Sept. 2018, stepped down from the post earlier this summer. I. Charles Mathews, a former deputy mayor who is formerly chair of the Hartford Stadium Authority, has been serving as acting director of development services since then.

Prior to landing in Hartford, Johnson previously served as the city of New Haven's housing administrator, and as executive director of the Livable Cities Initiative in New Haven, among other roles in California, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Johnson also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Trinity College and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Baltimore’s Morgan State University.

Ben Schlossberg, a managing member of Shelbourne, in a statement said Johnson's economic and community development experience in Connecticut is an "asset to Shelbourne's redevelopment" vision in Hartford.

“He has helped create the kind of public-private partnerships key to Hartford’s continued economic development. We are excited to now be able to tap into that breadth of knowledge in support of our redevelopment work in the Capital City," Schlossberg said.

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