Bill Harrington and Marie Peace Promoted to Top Management


Harrington named Senior VP of Property Operations; Peace VP of Compliance.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Franklin Johnston Group, a leading Virginia Beach multifamily development and property management firm, has announced the promotion of two company executives, officials said today.

VP of Property Operations Bill Harrington has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Property Operations.

Director of Compliance Marie Pearce has been promoted to Vice President of Compliance.

“When we talk about The Franklin Johnston Group leading the future of apartment home living, we are talking about people like Bill Harrington and Marie Pearce,” said The Franklin Johnston Group President and Chief Operating Officer Taylor Franklin. “It is only through their tireless work, experience and dedication that our company can accomplish the kind of skyrocketing growth we have enjoyed.”

Harrington has been in the multi-family industry since 1999. As a founding member, his role at The Franklin Johnson Group began as a Regional Portfolio Manager where his luxury and Low Income Housing Tax Credit community portfolios won numerous industry standard awards.

As Senior Vice President of Property Management, Harrington is responsible for the strategic operation of the group’s entire portfolio, which has grown to nearly 12,000 units of luxury, senior and affordable apartment homes in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

He brings more than 18 years of experience in tax credit and luxury lease-up communities to his new role, and holds his CPM Designation through IREM, along with his VA Real Estate License and HCCP.

Peace began her multifamily career in 1995 as a Community Manager in Central Virginia. By 1996, she completed a new community lease-up before it even opened and was quickly promoted to Director of Compliance, a position she created for the company to implement new tax credit and policy procedures.

She spent the next 13 years working with A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, developing significant expertise in asset management review, state and local housing program restrictions, Section 42 and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.

Her new role as Vice President of Compliance returns Peace to her roots, working as Compliance Director and overseeing tax credit compliance for some of the same properties she started with over 15 years ago. She holds certifications in HCCP, C6P and NCP.

“I don’t know of two executives more deserving of promotion than Bill Harrington and Marie Pearce,” Franklin said. “We’re extremely proud of their accomplishments, and even prouder to call them part of our team.”

The Franklin Johnston Group owns and manages 12,000 units and more than 70 properties throughout the Eastern U.S. TFJG portfolio is composed of its own properties as well as those owned in partnership with various individual and institutional investors. FJG is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA and employs more than 350 people throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Mention courtesy of Inside Business

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