John comes to VanTrust from Whitehall Realty Partners, a Jacksonville based development and investment firm, where he and his partners successfully developed, stabilized and sold a wide range of real estate assets in the Southeastern United States. John’s expertise includes office, industrial, multi-family, retail, mixed-use and senior living projects. At VanTrust, he is responsible for VanTrust Real Estate development and investment in the Florida region, focusing primarily on Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.
Prior to founding Whitehall, John was President and COO of Flagler Development Company (NYSE:FLA). Prior to Flagler, John held executive positions with the St. Joe Company and Trammell Crow Company. He began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse. John is currently active with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He also actively supports Florida’s First Coast YMCA and Catholic Charities. John is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Ann, reside in Jacksonville.Download pdf