The Developer


an internationally recognized entrepreneur

David V. Johnson, Chairman of Victor International Corporation, is committed to creating unique living and working environments that exist in ecological harmony with the land.  Under his guidance, Victor International has grown to include world-class resort communities and properties. His work has been recognized by local and international organizations including, the prestigious Urban Land Institute, the CNBC International Property awards and many more. His passions for thoughtful development, respect for the land and integration of leading edge infrastructure technologies are evident in all of the residential and commercial projects he has helmed.

In addition to his degree from Michigan State University, Johnson is also an annual participant, group leader and graduate of the Presidents’ Program at Harvard Business School. Johnson, his wife Pamela and their children are boating enthusiasts. As a family, they enjoy working to assist and support their chosen charities. Johnson and his wife Pamela are active enthusiasts of Tennessee Walking Horses, which they ride for pleasure.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Recreational Development Council at Urban Land Institute
  • Detroit Steering Committee at Urban Land Institture
  • Board of Governors for the ULI Foundation
  • World Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEO)
  • Detroit Presidents’ Organization (DPO)
  • National Association of Realtors.
  • Former State Waterways Commissioner at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Former member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Awards & Accolades

  • GEM Visionary Award by Global Electric Motors. (2009)
  • Award of Excellence by the Urban Land Institute for excellence in design, planning and development. (Bay Harbor, 2003)
  • Environmentalist of the Year by Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Developer of the Year by the Building Industry Association (2006)


  • Co-founder of the Bay Harbor Foundation in Northern Michigan
  • Co-founder of The Victor Foundation (Michigan)
  • Co-founder of the North Sound Foundation (BVI)
  • Supporter of a host of local and national organizations:
    • The American Heart Association
    • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
    • Child Help USA
    • North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy
    • The University of Michigan Cancer Foundation
    • Therapeutic Riding, Inc.