Career Realtor® and Palm Springs Preservationist Gary Johns Joins The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc.

Palm Springs, CA, March 20, 2013 --( Paul Kaplan, owner of The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc., is pleased to announce that career Realtor® Gary Johns has joined The Paul Kaplan Group’s Palm Springs office as their newest Broker Associate. Kaplan welcomed Johns, saying, “We are pleased to have Gary join our team. His tireless involvement and dedication to the preservation of mid-century architecture in the Palm Springs area along with his expertise in real estate will be a valuable asset for both our clients as well as the Palm Springs community.”

Johns, who is the vice-president of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, joins The Paul Kaplan Group from Coldwell Banker in Palm Springs. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, Johns was a realtor with Prudential California Realty, also in the Palm Springs area.

Earlier in his career, Johns built a solid reputation as a consistent top producer at John Aaroe and Associates where he specialized in representing both buyers and sellers in luxury property transactions in the West Hollywood, Los Feliz, and the Hollywood Hills areas. A realtor since 1977, Johns brings a wealth of experience that is reflected through numerous transactions with satisfied buyers and sellers.

Supporting his real estate career is Johns’ deep dedication to the preservation of mid-century architecture. In addition to living in a specimen of mid-century Palmer and Kreisel home, he serves on the boards of both Modernism Week ( and The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation ( He can often be found leading tours at the historic “Ojo Del Desierto,” or Eye of the Desert, the home built for Long Beach oil magnate, Thomas O’Donnell in the early 1900’s. Johns commented, “Preserving the historical architecture of the Palm Springs area is culturally significant and I am honored to help further the goals of both organizations: to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving our historical resources.” Kaplan added, “Gary works tirelessly to raise the visibility of the historical icons of Palm Springs architecture. He is a real asset to the community.”

In his spare time, Johns also volunteers at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

The Paul Kaplan Group is a real estate firm specializing in mid-century and modern homes as well as vacation properties in the Palm Springs area. The Paul Kaplan Group can be reached at 760-459-1396 or through their website at
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