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Rob Johnston founded Johnston Pacific Commercial Real Estate Inc. in 1991 to provide superior service, solutions and results to business owners and commercial real estate investors conducting business in South Orange County. During the past 28 years Rob’s most notable achievements are:

  • Assisted over 400 business owners acquire their own buildings

  • Successfully represented approx. 300 investors either acquire or sell leased investment properties

  • Represented approx. 1,200 business lease facilities to help their business grow

  • Developed 22 new buildings on acquired land

Rob’s achievements have produced hundreds of happy and prosperous clients. In addition to his business activities at Johnston Pacific, Rob owns a portfolio of industrial properties and is the former president of the Talega Business Park Association. His first book on “How Business Owners or Investors can create a Fortune owning Commercial Real Estate” will be published in the Summer of 2019. Rob is a native of Nashua, New Hampshire and attended the University of Maryland. He remains active with local charities and is a current resident of San Clemente, California.

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vice president

Louis Johnston joined Johnston Pacific Commercial Real Estate, Inc. in October of 2014 and since then has worked diligently with the Johnston Pacific Database, broker assistance as well as the company controller. In addition to these tasks, Louis is also a licensed agent in the state of California and has completed numerous transactions representing landlords as well as tenants, sellers and buyers.

Through the management of Johnston Pacific’s database and its over 7,000 property records, Louis has gained a keen understanding of product knowledge and value for South Orange County’s Industrial Real Estate.

Louis is a native of San Clemente, California and earned his degree in History from Chapman University in 2014.



Melanie joined Johnston Pacific Commercial Real Estate Inc. in 2019. Before that she gained Real Estate Experience working in a Marketing & Graphic Design position for residential brokerages in Newport Beach and Los Angeles.

She graduated in 2017 with an International Business & Marketing Degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany.

As Admin Marketing Specialist she assists Johnston Pacific and its clients’ with their Marketing needs and supports the team in various administrative and transaction related tasks.