Danita Johnson
Vice President-Global Private Equity Real Estate
Franklin Templeton Investments

Danita Johnson is a member of the real assets investment team at Franklin Templeton Investments where she is involved in sourcing, underwriting and monitoring global private real asset investment vehicles. Additionally, she serves as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for several separate accounts and funds, including two emerging manager focused programs. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Ms. Johnson was an Investment Officer with the NYC Comptroller's Office where she assisted with the oversight of the NYC Retirement Systems' private equity real estate portfolio. In addition, she previously worked with Prudential Financial in the Equity Research Group where she was involved with the research and analysis of publicly-traded corporations in the Healthcare sector. Prior to joining Prudential, Ms. Johnson worked with Credit Suisse First Boston in the Credit Risk Management Division where she facilitated the development and implementation of a global credit exposure and risk monitoring business application system. She holds a B.A. in Economics from UNC at Chapel Hill and is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Executive Council, and the Limited Partner Advisory Council for the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.