Bruce Johnson, CEM, CRE

Bruce Johnson, CEM, CRE

Founding Partner

As a founding partner at Capstan Tax Strategies, Bruce works closely with commercial real estate owners, investors, and accounting firms to provide practical, creative and client-specific solutions. Bruce is well-versed in engineering-based tax strategies, guiding clients through the long-established benefits of cost segregation while introducing newer opportunities now possible under current legislation, including the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Bruce has a particular interest in energy-efficient building incentives and sustainability, and he has earned the Association of Energy Engineers’ CEM credential, which testifies to both his proficiency and integrity. As an engineer with significant experience in cost segregation, energy consulting, and capital improvement projects, Bruce understands the importance of leveraging fixed assets to enhance cash flow and meet business needs. Over the last 30+ years, Bruce has focused on helping clients achieve operational efficiencies to increase cash flow. In the last decade alone, Bruce has overseen the delivery of thousands of cost segregation studies and personally completed hundreds of assessments spanning a wide variety of property types.

Bruce has served as a guest lecturer about cost segregation at Temple University and Baruch College, and is a frequent speaker for professional organizations including AICPA and CCIM.  His popular webinars can also be found on respected industry platforms such as CPA Academy and myCPE.   Bruce tailors each presentation to the unique needs of the audience, and communicates fluidly with groups of all sizes and backgrounds. Bruce has also been a featured presenter at the Association of Energy Engineers’ annual Globalcon events, where he has highlighted Capstan’s ability to blend savings with sustainability.

Bruce is a senior member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) and an active member of the Counselors of Real Estate. He is also a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he served as a faculty member at ICSC University, School of Finance, Accounting and Lease Administration. Bruce is also a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), where he has served as a Board Member, as Head of the Governance Committee, and as a member of the national Tax and Finance Subcommittee.

Bruce is happily married with one daughter who is a graduate of Temple University and is gainfully employed! Bruce enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling with his girls. He is also a motorcycling enthusiast and is working on his black belt ranking in American Kenpo and Krav Maga.

Bruce holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.