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About Johnna

Detail-oriented commercial real estate support

Johnna Engquist assists with all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, from preparation and execution of purchase agreements through post-closing matters. Her experience includes drafting and reviewing closing documents, contracts and leases; support with due diligence, document preparation and closing coordination; drafting and reviewing letters of intent; and reviewing and redlining transaction documents. Johnna also:

  • Conducts title and survey reviews, prepares title objection notices and coordinates with title companies to resolve any issues.
  • Assists with commercial leasing matters, including management of leasing-related workflow.
  • Coordinates with property managers, brokers, lenders and other parties involved in commercial real estate transactions.

Johnna’s diverse experience – having previously worked for a developer, a real estate investment trust (REIT) and other law firms – gives her greater perspective on the expectations of clients, helping her anticipate their needs.

Experience in Action

  • Manages entire life cycle of real estate transactions, from preparation to execution of purchase agreement through post-closing matters; assists in due diligence, document preparation and closing coordination.
  • Assists in commercial leasing matters, including drafting and reviewing leases, amendments and other lease-related documents; researches lease issues (i.e., permitted encumbrances, restrictions, exclusives) and provides analysis; and abstracts new leases.


  • Completed 52 new and renewal commercial leases on approximately 2 million square feet, or 2.2% of the portfolio, in a period of one quarter. Leasing activity included 1.2 million square feet of early renewals.
  • Assisted with client’s transaction to sell an 81-property retail portfolio for $1.3 billion, anchored by major retail tenants and grocery centers comprising over 1,000 properties and 29 million square feet; drafted and worked with tenants to finalize more than 930 estoppel certificates and reviewed title commitments to anticipate necessary releases and seller requirements.



  • NALA - The Paralegal Association® Ceritfied Paralegal (CP) (2017-present)
  • NALA - The Paralegal Association® Advanced Certified Paralegal (Real Estate) (2020)


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