John has been developing, constructing, and managing real estate for over 30 years. Prior to founding Covington Development LLC, John was a founder/partner of MLP Development. MLP was ranked as the nation’s 18th-largest multifamily builder (NAHB’s Builder 100 ranking). During MLP’s 10 year growth, John constructed over 7,000 units throughout the country. John provides the firm with extensive expertise in project development and construction management.
Prior to forming MLP, John was the President and owner of Porta Properties, a real estate development and brokerage firm specializing in the acquisition and rezoning of residential subdivisions and the construction of homes.
Previously, John was a Partner in INVEST, a national multifamily development company where he was responsible for all project development, site selection, construction budgeting, expediting and negotiation of all related contracts.
John attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, and received an AMDP from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.