Claire Johnston serves as Managing Director for Lendlease’s Google Real Estate Development venture, a 15 year, US $15bn (AUD $20bn) joint undertaking of master planning, entitlement and development of Google’s Bay Area landholdings in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Mountain View, California. Lendlease estimates it will develop up to 15 million square feet of residential, retail, hospitality and associated community uses within these four new neighborhoods.
Prior to this role, Ms. Johnston served as Managing Director of Lendlease Communities, an exclusive partnership with the Department of Defense that had her leading Lendlease’s Development projects, Property and Asset Management, Environment, and Health & Safety initiatives, in addition to management of new business opportunities. She also held the position of Project Director of Island Palm Communities in Oahu, Hawaii, the largest residential privatization project ever awarded by the Department of Defense. Prior to this Ms. Johnston held the position of Project Director for Lendlease’s Docklands Melbourne Australia, a US $6bn partnership with the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria, where she oversaw the master plan development and delivery of commercial, residential and mixed-use assets for the urban renewal project.
Ms. Johnston received a Bachelor of Commerce, Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Western Sydney, and a Master’s Degree in Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne).
Ms. Johnston was recently recognized by Globe St. as one of its 2020 Women of Influence and The San Francisco Business Times’ as one of its Most Influential Women of 2020.