Erik Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Erik Johnson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pillar Income Asset Management, Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc., American Realty Investors, Inc., and Income Opportunity Investors, Inc. He also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southern Properties Capital, Ltd. Mr. Johnson is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, investor relations and capital market activities of the Company and its affiliates.

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.