Our Team

Brian Johnson

Direct: 505-459-2907

Brian Johnson is a principal and co-founder of Reliance Commercial Real Estate, specializes in landlord and retailer leasing and investment sales representation throughout Arizona & New Mexico.

Brian is an expert in designing strategies for market roll-outs and site selection services to major and local retailers throughout the process of regional growth, including acquisition and excess property disposition. He has also designed strategic merchandising, leasing and investment strategies for developers and investors.

Prior to forming Reliance Commercial Real Estate, Brian was Senior Associate of Retail Services at Strategic Retail Group in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2004, he began his real estate career with Sedberry & Associates in Albuquerque, NM.

In addition to being involved with several professional organizations (including the International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP and CARNM), Johnson is active in community and charitable organizations.

Brian graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder earning a B.A. in Marketing.


Jake Danovic


Direct: 480-414-4014

Mr. Danovic is a Principal and co-founder of Reliance Commercial Real Estate. He specializes in the leasing of retail shopping centers in metropolitan Phoenix. Before starting Reliance Commercial Real Estate he was a Senior Associate with Grubb & Ellis Co. where he successfully developed a niche in the Northwest valley commercial real estate market, building a successful client list and leading to closed lease transactions ranging in size from 900 – 22,000 square feet.

While still a student at Arizona State University Mr. Danovic worked for Sandor Development Company, a nationally recognized shopping center developer, and for Grayhawk Development, a developer of luxury residential sub divisions in Arizona and Utah. Mr. Danovic credits these early work experiences with providing him the unique ability to look at deals from the owner’s perspective, and his clients become the ultimate beneficiary of this unique combination of experiences.

Mr. Danovic grew up in the Midwest, graduated from Arizona State University, the Arizona School of Real Estate and business and is working toward his CCIM designation.


International Council of Shopping Centers

Charity work/contributions:
Komen Race for the Cure, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Phoenix

Metropolitan Phoenix Commercial Real Estate