Steve Cooper has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Old Dominion University. He is a founding partner of The Franklin Johnston Group and has worked in the commercial and residential development fields for more than 41 years, including 31 years with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and 10 years with S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company. He has developed properties comprised of more than 7500 units and has been a key player in working with investor groups to assemble portfolios designed to meet rigid investment criteria. He will work with Development President Tom Johnston to identify potential new projects to meet the nation’s growing multifamily demand and manage the government approval process and debt placement for the company.