Stewards of Real Estate Capital

We take the trust placed in us seriously, and are committed to delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

Data-Driven Expertise

The Altus platform is rooted in quantification. We comprehensively analyze risk and return factors of a potential investment, converting granular data into insights that optimize performance.

Generationally Proven

Over several decades, Altus has built an unparalleled reputation as an investor, developer and operator of real estate — a history that spans over $2.3 billion in transactions.

Altus is a real estate investment firm with over 4.4 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With a cycle-tested platform dating back to the mid 1960s, our understanding of real estate dynamics allows us to anticipate the needs of our investments – positioning us to optimize risk-adjusted returns for our private and institutional partners.

Altus is a real estate investment firm with a diversified portfolio of over 4.4 million square feet. With a cycle-tested platform dating back to the 1960s, our understanding of real estate dynamics allows us to anticipate the needs of our investments – optimizing risk-adjusted return for our private and institutional partners.

Our Mission

Much like our approach to real estate pursuits, we’ve grown our company organically for more than 60 years, expanding our investment capabilities and optimizing our portfolio over time. By focusing on integrity and transparency above all else, we’ve built a reputation as meticulous ambassadors of capital — who routinely deliver optimal results.

Partner with a generationally proven firm utilizing a cycle-tested investment process.

Our track record of success spans over 60 years and $2.3 billion of investment transactions.

Operational Expertise

We convert structured and unstructured information into actionable insights that improve performance.

Data Driven

We do what we say we will do. We have never failed to close on an acquisition after going under contract.

Integrity

Transparency & Alignment

We develop partnerships based on transparency, an alignment of interests, and clear communication.

Off-Market Access

Our deep relationship capital grants us access to deals not broadly marketed. Over 50% of our investments have been completed off-market.

Operational Expertise

Our track record of success spans over 60 years and $2.2 billion of investment transactions.*

Data Driven

We convert structured and unstructured information into actionable insights that improve performance.

Integrity

We do what we say we will do. We have never failed to close on an acquisition after going under contract.

Transparency & Alignment

We develop partnerships based on transparency, an alignment of interests, and clear communication.

Off-Market Access

Our deep relationship capital grants us access to deals not broadly marketed. Over 50% of our investments have been completed off-market.

Our History: A Proven Track Record

With a successful platform dating back to the 1960’s, Altus’ history, reputation and proven success have allowed us to proactively seek yield and optimally manage every state of an investment’s lifecycle. Altus’ previous namesake was one of the largest private developers in Minneapolis. Since its founding, Altus has grown into one of the largest private investment firms in the Midwest, in partnership with private and institutional capital.

Altus was founded in 1960 as RL Johnson Co.

From 1960 to 1997, Altus grew into one of the largest private owners of real estate in Minnesota through development and acquisition.

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Robb Johnson sells RL Johnson Co. to Duke Realty via an UPREIT, providing Duke its entry into the Minneapolis market.

Robb Johnson grows the Duke Minneapolis portfolio from 3.5 million sq. ft. to over 8 million sq. ft.

Altus opens in St. Louis, created by Robb Johnson with RL Johnson Co. seed capital.

The Altus portfolio grows to ~2 million sq. ft. in 10 years via private equity funds.

Altus begins partnering with institutional equity partners, while continuing to deploy its private equity funds.

Altus completes an additional 2.8 million sq. ft. of acquisitions and developments.

Our Name

Altus is the Latin word meaning “highest” or “most high” and it represents our desire to deliver the highest returns with the highest level of integrity while honoring the “Most High God” as described in the Scriptures.

Executive Team

The Altus executive team brings together over 100 years of acquiring, developing and operating in excess of $4 billion in real estate investments.

Working at Altus

Each of our team members bring unique passion, insight and proven expertise to the table. If you’re eager to work among smart, talented and driven professionals collaborating to fuel the continued growth and success of a private equity real estate investment shop focused on the Midwest, Altus may offer a unique fit.