CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, FRANKLIN JOHNSTON GROUP MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT LLC, VIRGINIA BEACH
In 2013, Franklin and his father, Wendell Franklin, along with Steve Cooper and Tom Johnston, left Norfolk-based real estate firm S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. to launch a new multifamily management and development company.
After starting with a portfolio of 3,551 residential units throughout Virginia and North Carolina, today’s Franklin Johnston Group has more than 500 employees who develop and manage over 115 properties and 19,000 units in seven states.
Taylor Franklin’s responsibilities at the company include overseeing company operations, new business and partner acquisitions, and new development opportunities.
Last year, the Franklin Johnston Group opened Coastal 61 at Oxford Village, a 248-unit complex near Virginia Wesleyan University, where Franklin earned his bachelor’s degree in 2004. “I remember going to college, driving past this site and thinking how underutilized it was,” Franklin said in 2019 at the groundbreaking.
In addition to his day job, Franklin sits on the board of directors for the Neptune Festival, is chairman and president of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation board and is past chair of Norfolk Collegiate School’s board.
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