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Harold W. Johnson II
Mr. Harold W. Johnson II is a Managing Partner at Cober Johnson & Romney, a legal, consulting, and development firm located in the Washington, DC area, focused on development, communications, law, and leadership. He leads the development division of CJR. He focuses on economic and community development, real estate development, and strategies for government projects. Mr. Johnson has managed the capital assets and operations of over 30+ million square feet and counseled owners in the management, planning, finance, and development of over $5 billion in real estate assets. Mr. Johnson is considered an expert in the area of real estate development and asset management, and is a Gerson Lehman Group (GLG) Council member and GLG Educator.
Mr. Johnson has sold over $100 million in commercial real estate and over 2,000 acres of land for development. He has overseen the entitlement and directed the planning and rezoning of over 1,000 acres representing over $3 billion in development and creating thousands of homes and millions of square feet in new mixed-use communities.
He is currently leading and managing the development of the largest P3 project in Prince George’s County, Towne Square at Suitland Federal Center. Johnson was previously appointed a Director of the Washington Convention Center Authority where he held fiduciary responsibility for the daily oversight of the existing convention center and the planning, financing, and development of the new $800 million, 2 million sq. ft. Washington Convention Center. He has been program manager and chief planner of a $2.1 billion government capital improvement program. He has served as in-house Director of Development and Operations Executive to a large 17,000 member church providing advice on real estate acquisitions and development, including a campus development project and total project portfolio valued at $95 Million.
Principal Managing Partner
Nic Cober, Esquire is the Principal Managing Partner of Cober Johnson & Romney. She is an executive coach & business strategist who specializes in developing management, legal & branding strategies for leaders in the business world. She is a presidential appointee to the National Women’s Business Council, a bipartisan council that advises the White House, Congress, & the SBA on matters concerning women in business. Her podcast, CEOs & Soul Talk, was produced at the National Press Club with esteemed guests such as WPO’s Founder Marsha Firestone, SCORE Foundation's Liz Sara & Former SBA Associate Administrator Allen Gutierrez. Cober’s book,
CEO of My Soul, was published in 2016 & blends valuable business advice with true accounts of relationships struggles, family triumphs, & self-refection. No matter the platform, Cober is regarded as an expert on business matters & personal success strategy. In 2022, Cober founded The BOW Collective, an
organization of the nation's top 50 black women small business owners who come together to partner on contracts, capital, and communications initiatives.
Norman D. Romney, P.E., Esq.
Mr. Norman D. Romney is an attorney and registered engineer with over 30 years of professional experience. As an attorney he is experienced with drafting and negotiating complex engineering and construction contracts, evaluating and advising on contract risk management and alternative dispute resolution procedures including arbitration.
He has served as inhouse counsel to a large 17,000 member church providing advice on real estate acquisitions and development, insurance and non-profit tax matters. He has experience in government contracts, real estate development, contract law, and international arbitration. He has served as an expert witness and he has extensive experience on both domestic and international assignments.
Rernard A. Baker
Mr. Rernard A. Baker's construction management within the building industry is a result of successful working relationships with major construction companies in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metropolitan area.
With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Baker works effectively and closely with architects, engineers, subcontractors, inspectors, designers, and agents to ensure a smooth and successful project. Mr. Baker’s background includes corporate projects, institutional, government ground up construction, and tenant improvement projects. His understanding of field operations, attention to detail, and various experience make him a distinctive asset to Cober Johnson & Romney.