The Franklin Johnston Group President and COO, Taylor Franklin has been named to “The Power List The people who have the most influence in shaping Hampton Roads

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The Franklin Johnston Group President & COO, Taylor Franklin has been named to “The Power List The people who have the most influence in shaping Hampton Roads,” published in Inside Business.

Taylor Franklin
Chief operating officer, The Franklin Johnston Group
Years with company: 5
Office location: Virginia Beach
City of residence: Norfolk

Most significant work achievement in the past year: This marks the fifth year of the multifamily development and management company I started with long-time partner, Tom Johnston, and my father, Wendell Franklin. Together with several strategic partners, we’ve grown our portfolio three-fold, with over 14,000 units under management and are expanding into our seventh state in June. Our development team has $100 million worth of construction under way in Virginia Beach. We’ve partnered with my alma mater, Virginia Wesleyan University, to build Coastal 61, a 248-unit luxury apartment community and we’re also under construction on a 264-unit affordable housing community in the Witchduck corridor, Standard Apartments. We’ve partnered with the city to build the infrastructure to support future growth in the area.

Most significant board service: I’ve served as chairman of the board at Norfolk Collegiate, my alma mater, for the last four years.

Volunteer work: I am the vice chair of the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation. Our most recent project, Camp Grom, is now fully funded and we’re looking forward to an early June opening.

About The Franklin Johnston Group

Based in Virginia Beach, The Franklin Johnston Group develops and manages luxury, senior and affordable housing for themselves and a select group of strategic partners. The group has more than 14,000 units and 85 properties under management in seven states along the east coast. Total assets managed by the group exceed $1.8 billion with an additional $200M worth of development currently underway. For more information about The Franklin Johnston Group, visit www/


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