JOHN WALSEY

FOUNDER AND ADVISOR

John Walsey has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 40 years. He has been responsible for the development, renovation, leasing, and management of over 2,500,000 square feet of retail shopping centers, 1,000,000 square feet of office space, and 1,500 residential units. Over the past 15 years, John has developed or co-developed shopping centers in New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, California, Missouri, and Florida. His work on these projects included supervision of all leasing activities. He was retained by Drug Emporium, Inc. as an exclusive consultant for part of their expansion program and completed more than 20 real estate transactions on their behalf in California and Missouri.

In addition to various shopping centers and office complexes, he has developed free-standing facilities for Home Quarters in Georgia and Virginia; Rite Aid Corporation in Virginia, Georgia, and California; The Sports Authority in Georgia; The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Corrections; and The Tennessee Valley Authority.

John has developed and leased retail shopping centers with national tenants such as Home Depot, Office Depot, Applebee’s, A Hold Supermarkets, PetCo, Winn-Dixie, Kroger, Big Star, Eckerd Drugs, Drug Emporium, Home Quarters, Ukrops, Cineplex Odeon, Kuppenheimers, SportsTown, Loehmann’s, Pizza Hut, Herman’s Sporting Goods, Pic`N Pay Shoes, Payless Shoes, Safeway, Marshall’s, Peoples Drugs, A&P Foods, Rite Aid, Standard Drug, Super-Value Foods, Food Giant, McDonalds, Colonial Food Stores, and Hechinger among others. He has also developed a regional headquarters for Hewlett Packard in Indianapolis, Indiana; The Boulders, a 200-acre office development in Richmond, Virginia; and more than 75 other freestanding commercial buildings.

John attended Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute and graduated from the University of Miami. He has lectured before university and insurance audiences, and has served on numerous seminar panels as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.