Johnny K. Campbell is currently the President and CEO of City Center, a 1.5 million square feet trophy Class A community office complex in Downtown Fort Worth.
From 2001 through 2019, Johnny was the President and CEO of Sundance Square. Sundance Square is a 35 square block, mixed-use development with 4.5 million square feet of retail, office and residential space, owned by the Bass family in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Campbell is responsible for strategic planning, development, leasing, merchandising, marketing and property management of the Sundance Square portfolio. During his tenure, retail sales in Sundance Square have more than doubled while office occupancies and rents have led the region. Residential rents in Sundance Square are now the highest in Dallas Fort Worth. Annual visitation in Sundance Square exceeds 10 million making it one of the top three destinations in the Metroplex. Combining urban planning, strategic leasing and management principles, Mr. Campbell has overseen the development of Mixed-use, residential and retail projects in the Sundance urban core for the past 15 years. In 2013, Mr. Campbell informed and managed the design and development of the internationally recognized Sundance Square Plaza which has become the “living room” of the city and plays host to recognizable events such as: ESPN Gameday, The Main Street Arts Festival, The Fort Worth Symphony, The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and many other large and small events.
A case study in the successful revitalization of a downtown core, in 2010 Sundance Square received the Urban Land Institute International Award for Excellence. Mr. Campbell is frequently invited to speak on downtown revitalization, urban planning and leasing, strategic merchandising, pedestrian planning and the evolution of Sundance Square. He also consults on urban development, retail strategy, street-front presentation, and market / trade area analysis creating a thriving downtown.
Prior to joining Sundance, Mr. Campbell was employed by the Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland, for 20 years. Mr. Campbell held key positions at The Rouse Company in the disciplines of Management, Leasing, Project Management, Operations and Security. In his later career, Mr. Campbell focused his efforts in the downtown, festival marketplace and mixed-use projects. His urban mixed-use operations and management projects have included: Harborplace and The Gallery on the inner harbor of Baltimore; The Village At Cross Keys in Baltimore; South Street Seaport in New York; Pioneer place in Portland Oregon; The Riverwalk in New Orleans; The Gallery at Market East in Philadelphia; Tabor Center in Denver and Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix. He was recruited by Bass representatives in late 2000 and in January 2001, began his current assignment as President and CEO of Sundance Square.
He is the past Chairman of the Board of Fort Worth Sister Cities International, and the past Chairman of the Board of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and remains on both Boards. He serves on the UNTHSC Board of Directors; North Texas Commission Board; Downtown Tax Increment Financing District Board of Directors; the Board of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau (past Chair); Streams & Valleys; BOMA of Fort Worth; the Advisory Board of Trinity Habitat for Humanity; Aledo Education Foundation; Davey O’Brien Foundation; Sid Richardson Memorial Fund and is actively involved in several projects related to transportation and community efforts in Fort Worth. He recently completed serving three terms on the Aledo Independent School District Board of Trustees earning the TASB Master Trustee designation.
Mr. Campbell is a Business Administration graduate of the University of Houston.