Dr. Tiana Von Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, producer, author, sought-after mindset coach, real estate guru and creative visionary. As CEO & President of GoldStar Properties and Madison Layne Real Estate and as National Investment & Expansion Strategist for Strongbrook, a Utah based real estate investment and mortgage company, this inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of New York real estate and beyond. Since starting two real estate brokerage firms and working with hundreds of real estate investors all around the country, she has built a solid reputation as an astute deal-maker for top athletes, entertainers, executives and every day individuals seeking to build lucrative real estate investment portfolios. Working from her corporate headquarters in the Financial District of New York, this ambitious leader brings unique perspective and experience, and continues to overcome obstacles and blaze new trails.
Tiana was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and began her climb to success when she was only seven-years-old. She developed her knack for negotiation and entrepreneurship by selling records with her father, an international record dealer, on the streets of Harlem. She developed her creative side by watching her mother make hair pieces, sew, knit, make dolls and arrange flowers. Combining the two forces, she pushed full speed ahead and learned first-hand about the world of market trends, strong client relationships and other important skills in the workplace that would later serve her well in her career. When most girls were busy with their dolls, she was more interested in playing “mogul,” creating make-believe client files, to-do lists and delegating to her staff of stuffed animals.
Fast forward a few years later, Tiana Von Johnson remained on the fast track receiving her Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the age of 20 and completing her Master’s in Business Administration one year later from Metropolitan College of NY. Immediately after, she applied for a doctoral program, only to be told she was too young. That didn’t stop her and she was accepted into the Doctor of Business Administration program with the University of Phoenix at the age 27. However, as God would have it she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from CICA-International in 2013.
Always one to learn, Tiana pursued opportunities in entertainment, which along with business is a passion close to her heart. While working as a human resources executive for ten years with a number of major non-profit corporations, Tiana took acting classes, went to film school and produced youth dance competitions during her spare time.
These diverse opportunities eventually paved the way for her personal and professional development. So after careful consideration, she took a step out on faith, looked fear in the eye and left a steady 9-to-5 job during the economic downturn and played her hand at real estate, signing on with a leading Wall Street firm. In just a few months, she quickly became a top producer, saw a vision to start her own venture GoldStar Properties and since then has never looked back. What started out as a staff of four and a space of 430 sq. ft. in 2009 has grown into to a thriving organization of 50 agents working from a 4,000 sq. ft. space, not to mention national and global expansion, a new sister company and other exciting projects in the works.
In addition, Tiana produces The Power House Conference: Women Doing It Big, which is a national empowerment conference designed to motivate, educate and empower men and women all across the World (womendoingitbig.com).
Others are definitely taking notice of her boundless energy, enthusiasm and drive, with Tiana being featured in Black Enterprise, Crain’s New York Business, Curbed.com, FACE Magazine, Marie Claire, The Real Deal and on TV One, among other media outlets. This media attention and her drive and determination to show the world how she handles business led her to land a television deal currently in develop for NBC Universal, Power House, which follows her and her top real estate agents as they navigate the world of real estate.
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