Dave Johnson receives Distinguished Service Award


Dave Johnson receives Distinguished Service Award by Utah Association of Realtors® at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Distinguished Service Award honors Utah Realtors® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and who serve as leaders in their local communities. Only seven others have ever received this award, including Governor Herbert.

“Dave Johnson has been a leader in the Utah Real Estate community for decades. On the local and state level, Dave’s commitment and professionalism make him an obvious selection for the Distinguished Service Award,” said Thomas Wright, President and Principal Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in Park City, Utah. “On behalf of the entire Summit Sotheby’s International Realty family, I thank Dave for his inspiring dedication.”

A native of Salt Lake City, Dave received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Utah and began his very diverse real estate career by working as a sales agent. The technical side of the real estate business quickly captured his interest and he decided to attend law school, focusing on real estate and contract law. After graduating from law school, Dave worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. before returning to real estate and forming and managing a title insurance and escrow agency. Those years provided him with in-depth experience through hundreds of complicated real estate closings.

Dave was next appointed Director of the Utah Division of Real Estate. He began by restructuring state-wide real estate education programs for real estate agents and brokers. He also implemented the adoption and revision of numerous new standardized real estate forms for use throughout the State of Utah. In 1987, Dave took his experience in real estate sales, title insurance and escrow, and real estate brokerage regulation, and applied it to private law practice with an emphasis in real estate and real estate brokerage law. He served as general counsel to the Utah Association of Realtors® and to the Park City Board of Realtors®. Based upon the real estate education programs he initiated at the Utah Division of Real Estate, Dave is one of the most highly recognized real estate instructors in the State of Utah. Many of the forms Realtors® use today were written by Dave Johnson.

Dave is currently the managing broker for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty and lives in Park City, Utah with his wife Annette.

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