Steve Cooper

SVP of Development

Steve Cooper, SVP of Development, is a founding partner of The Franklin Johnston Group and has worked in the commercial and residential fields for more than 46 years, including 30 years with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and ten years with the S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company.  Mr. Cooper retired from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) in 2002 as Assistant Executive Director of Development Operations. While at the Authority, Mr. Cooper worked on and supervised the production of over 7,500 units of affordable, subsidized and market rate single family homes, apartments and condominiums throughout the Authority’s conservation and redevelopment projects. Mr. Cooper graduated from Old Dominion University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has and will continue to work with Chief Development Officer, Tom Johnston, to identify potential new projects and programs necessary to create feasible and sustainable residential communities. He continues to assist in the management of governmental approval processes and debt placement.