Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson
Direct: 727-599-7980



Rob joined the Simms 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, so he is the Team’s new construction expert, holding the Certified New Home Sales Specialist (CSP) designation, as well as being a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Accredited Buyer Representative, among other certifications. During his 14 years with the Simms Team, Rob has sold over 210 homes, with $65,000,000 in sales.

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 New College of Florida in 2019 and was a political science major.