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The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, is an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies. The RLJ Companies seeks to target undiscovered or underserved markets then exercise solid management to achieve results.

Within The RLJ Companies portfolio, Johnson owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate investment, private equity, financial services, asset management, insurance services, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming.

The RLJ Companies is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with affiliate operations in Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; San Juan, PR; and Monrovia, Liberia.


  • RLJ Development, LLC
  • RLJ Equity Partners, LLC
  • Urban Trust Bank
  • RolloverSystems
  • RLJ Western Asset Management
  • RLJ-McLarty-Landers Automotive Holdings
  • Bobcats Sports & Entertainment
  • Caribbean Cage, LLC
  • Our Stories Films
  • RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas


3 Bethesda Metro Center

Suite 1000

Bethesda, MD 20814

Tel: 301.280.7700

Fax: 301.280.7750

Senior Management

Founder & Chairman: Robert L. Johnson

President & Chief Executive Officer: H. Van Sinclair

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer: Lisa W. Pickrum

Senior Vice President & Controller: Ernita F. Thomas

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs: Traci Otey Blunt

Executive Director, Special Assistant to the Chairman: Michelle R. Curtis

Industry Information

Electricity, Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas Exploration & Services

Financial Information

Company Type: Private

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