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About Rob

_77A7589Rob joined the family team in 2005 after a 20+ year career as an Air Force officer. He served as a Personnel Officer, whose function was to take care of the needs of service members and their families. Having moved to many homes around the world during his military career, Rob has developed an uncanny ability to help buyers find exactly what they’re looking for. He has also been firsthand through the experience of building a new home, which led him to acquire the Certified New Home Sales Specialist (CSP) designation. Rob also holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations.

After ten years of living and working in downtown St. Petersburg, Rob has become one of Coastal Properties Group’s downtown condo and new construction specialists.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Rob attended Rollins College and subsequently graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) with a degree in Mass Communications. He later earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy State University. He has lived all over the world. Stateside, he has called Virginia, Tennessee, North Dakota, Oklahoma, California, Hawaii and Florida home. Abroad, he has lived in Belgium, Greece, Italy and Germany.

Married since 1987 to Paivi Ikonen-Johnson, a native of Finland, they have a son, Matthew, who graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School in 2015 and now attends New College of Florida in Sarasota.