THE FRANKLIN JOHNSTON GROUP STORY

The Future of Apartment Home Living

We describe The Franklin Johnston Group as the most experienced new multifamily management and development company in America. But in fact, we are one of the largest and most experienced, new or otherwise. We launched our company in 2013 with a portfolio of 24 properties and 3,551 residential units in economically sound and diverse markets. Our executives have a decades-long track record of success developing and managing in the multifamily sector, and the principals decided to continue this legacy together. Within the next 24 months, several strategic partners transferred management of their assets to The Franklin Johnston Group – tripling our size. The result is a portfolio with more than 115 communities and over 19,000 units along the East Coast. And we’re still growing.

The company maintains its reputation for excellence by focusing exclusively on multifamily where their passion, deep experience and vast resources can be effectively leveraged to create value and deliver results that exceed each owner’s unique investment objectives. The Group has invested heavily in a best-in-class operation platform. Our people, processes, structure, and technology are the finest in the multifamily industry and enable us to drive superior performance as our portfolio of managed and organically developed properties continue to grow. We started with a strong foundation which allows for us to grow with purpose and highly predictable results. We have the resources to manage for profitability, develop for strong growth, and invest for above market returns. We have the energy of a youthful company and wisdom of an organization decades older.

HISTORY OF TFJG

2013

2013

2013
  • Founders Wendell Franklin, Tom Johnston, Steve Cooper and Taylor Franklin began TFJG with a portfolio of 24 Communities & 3,551 Units throughout Virginia & North Carolina.
2014

2014

2014
  • Top 10 to Watch Award from Hampton Roads Chamber
  • Corporate office expands
  • Completed Developments: Shorehaven & Pointe at Picket Farms
2015

2015

2015
  • The Johnston Conference Room & WCF Training Room Opens
  • Best Places to Work Inside Business
  • United Way Gold Trailblazer Award
  • Expands management to Georgia
2016

2016

  • Be The Solution Campaign Launched
  • Reached a total of a billion dollars in assets under management
  • Completed Developments: Southern Pine & Aquia 15
2017

2017

2017
  • Received Multifamily Developer of the Year
  • Expands Management to Washington D.C.
  • Completed Development: Clairmont at Campostella
2018

2018

2018
  • Expands Management to Florida, Maryland & Rhode Island
2019

2019

  • Second Corporate Office Opens in Northern Virginia
  • VB Corporate Office expands to 2nd floor
  • Surpassed 500 team members & 100 Communities Managed
  • CoVa Best of Business Award
  • TFJG announces internal mascot – BEE the Solution
  • CoVa Community Impact Award
  • Inside Business Roaring 20 Honoree
  • Ranked #5, Nationally in Best Places to Work in Multifamily
  • Donated over 250k to non-profit organizations
  • Completed Development: Two Hundred West
2020

2020

2020
  • Ranked #4, Nationally in Best Places to Work in Multifamily for Women
  • Top Places to Work Inside Business
  • United Way Silver Trailblazer Award
  • Completed Developments: The Renaissance & Coastal 61