W. Taylor Franklin, is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer with The Franklin Johnston Group. His primary responsibilities include, new business development, multifamily management (est: 12,000 apartment homes), the supervision of new construction and the location of new development opportunities. Mr. Franklin works alongside the company’s development team designing, planning, financing, and stabilizing new apartment communities. Mr. Franklin has been responsible for the development of 15 communities over the past 12 years with a total value of $500 million. Mr. Franklin serves on the board of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic, Access College Foundation Board, The VA Gentlemen, and is the chairman of the board at Norfolk Collegiate School.