Erik Johnson

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Erik Johnson is the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Pillar Income Asset Management. He also serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc., American Realty Investors, Inc., and Income Opportunity Investors, Inc. 

Prior to joining Pillar, Erik served as Vice President of Financial Reporting at Macerich (NYSE: MAC), the third-largest retail REIT in the US with over $9.2 billion in assets. He spent 15 years ensuring the quality, accuracy, and timely consolidation of financial data from 100 subsidiaries, drafting SEC reports, and structuring transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. He previously worked for North American Scientific, Inc. as their Chief Accounting Officer. He began his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Erik has 30 years of experience in accounting and finance with over 16 years in the real estate industry. He holds a CPA with a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University.