John joined Hammond Residential Group in 2015 as VP of Operations and brings 25+ years of experience in the Multi-Family housing industry. His extensive background spans through all disciplines of property management including new construction, rehabilitations, tax credit, A+ communities, lease-ups, student housing and more.
John currently supervises a Regional Manager and Property Manager staff in over 50 communities. Spanning six states and over 10,000 apartment homes, John deploys his owner operator management style to several fee managed clients.
Prior to joining HRG, John's career started in 1988 at an entry level position in a property management company. Over the course of the next 28 years, John worked through the ranks of employment from Maintenance Technician to Vice President and has held and excelled at every position in the industry.
John entered his first executive level position in 1994 and was challenged to increase market share thus creating new opportunities and positions that never existed before in the company. This gave John the unique skill set of building and rebuilding management firms with the experience of a top executive and the understanding of all positions in the business. This is a skill set that John relies on today. "I have been blessed with the opportunity to evaluate property performance form many points. This makes it quicker for me to understand and solve performance issues and gives me the unique experience to motivate and direct people to do their very best work."
John has also enjoyed the opportunity of being a professional Public Speaker. He is often called to speak on behalf of the property management industry and recognized by peers as a professional in both Market Rate and Student Housing communities. He has had an opportunity to help with lobbing efforts for the entire industry and is published in many housing periodicals.
John lives on a small farm in Loganville, Ga with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys spending time on the farm with his family, attending sporting events of his alma mater The University of Florida and working with his charitable foundation Tyler's Hope.