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The Franklin Johnston Group

Virginia Beach, VA

The Franklin Johnston Group® is a developer and manager of multifamily residences in the senior, luxury, and affordable housing sectors. The group develops and manages more than 19,000 units and 115+ properties in 7 states along the East Coast. The Franklin Johnston Group portfolio is composed of its own properties as well as those owned in partnership with various individual and institutional investors. The company develops new properties and acquires and rehabilitates existing communities. Principals include Wendell Franklin, Tom Johnston, Taylor Franklin and Steve Cooper, with a combined experience of more than 100 years in the industry. Total assets managed by the group is approximately $3 billion with an additional $88M worth of development currently underway.


We describe The Franklin Johnston Group as the most experienced new multifamily management and development company in America. But in fact, we are one of the largest and most experienced, new or otherwise. We launched our company in 2013 with a portfolio of 24 properties and 3,551 residential units in economically sound and diverse markets. Our executives have a decades-long track record of success developing and managing in the multifamily sector, and the principals decided to continue this legacy together. Within the next 24 months, several strategic partners transferred management of their assets to The Franklin Johnston Group – tripling our size. The result is a portfolio with more than 115 communities and over 19,000 units along the East Coast. And we’re still growing.