About Us


Cheryl Johnson, CEO and Principal Urban Planner

  Cheryl Johnson is an Urban Planner, businesswoman and community development consultant . She is owner and Chief Executive Officer of C Johnson and Associates. An Urban planner and project manager by education, she enjoyed a 20 year career with the City of Chicago and 8 years with the Chicago Housing Authority as Regional Director.  While working with the Department of Planning, she held many positions and served as a Director of Financial Incentives promoting investment and development opportunities throughout the city of Chicago.   

 Her firm specializes in helping businesses secure government assisted financial resources for new construction, rehab or expansion, and/or re-use of vacant /abandoned properties. C Johnson and Associates has been instrumental in managing and facilitating real estate tax incentives, enterprise zone exemptions, and other local, state and national based business relief programs for real estate development projects.   


Sharon Jackson-Pincham, Senior Consultant

Sharon Jackson-Pincham is a Project Consultant/ Research Analyst with C Johnson and Associates. Sharon has worked in the corporate, non-profit, and higher education sectors in various management, planning, and  training capacities. She is experienced in Operations and project management, business development and analysis, Research and relationship management. 

Sharon specializes in strategic planning, business development, research, data analysis and workshop development.


Our Goal and Philosophy


Our main goal at C Johnson and associates is to help improve neighborhoods and business districts of Chicago by providing tools and resources needed to support economic development projects of local chambers of commerce and economic development corporations in conjunction with key stakeholders to build capacity and utilize community assets.