Nancy holds a BS Degree in Marketing from the School of Business at San Diego State University, where she graduated with honors and received the Wall Street Journal Achievement Award, and directed the Student Internship program for the School of Business. She has completed several post graduate courses in Real Estate and Finance at SDSU and USD.

Nancy was active in the early years of Downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. She served as the Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association from 1980-1982. During the 1981 formation of the Gaslamp Quarter Foundation she worked with the City and property owners and businesses to help establish the Initial Business Improvement District for the historic 16-block area.

The San Diego office of Epsteen & Associates was established in 1984, founded by Nancy Johnston and Michael Epsteen, and since then the team has represented a who’s who of leading retailers throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. In 2019, after a sale of the Los Angeles office of Epsteen & Associates, the San Diego team introduced a new name; ENDURING REAL ESTATE.

Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Retail Brokers Network and is active in the organization of over 60 brokerage firms as Co-Chairman of the Tenant Council.

California Real Estate Broker License #00751498

Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Nancy lives in Mission Hills and enjoys time being active with her adult daughters and 4 young grandchildren.

Current Retailer Clients: Starbucks Coffee, Michaels, Petco, ALDI, Ross Dress for Less, dd’s Discounts, Party City,


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