Pete Gray Jr.

Director, Development Services

As Director of Development Services for VanTrust’s Columbus office, Pete works closely with the development team to plan, direct, coordinate and oversee the successful delivery of VanTrust projects. Pete is highly involved with procurement and oversight of third-party designers, engineers, consultants and commercial contractors. 

Prior to joining VanTrust, Pete worked as a Senior Project Manager, bringing more than fifteen years’ experience in commercial construction including several different markets and regions. With a heavy focus on multiple design-build product types, Pete was responsible for managing design teams, budgets, schedules, and overall project execution with the specific goals of each unique client in mind. At VanTrust, Pete’s past experiences and success demonstrate his commitment to building working relationships that value mutual respect, promote effective collaboration, and safeguard the overall success of each project goal. 

Pete is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Systems Management and a minor in City & Regional Planning. He is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design & Construction. Pete is also a graduate of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Rising Leaders Institute. 

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