John has been developing, constructing, and managing real estate for over 30 years. To start his career in the real estate business, John founded Porta Properties. Porta Properties specialized in the acquisition and rezoning of residential subdivisions and the construction of homes.
In addition to Porta Properties, John was a co-founder of MLP Development. At one time, MLP was ranked as the nation’s 18th-largest multifamily builder (NAHB’s Builder 100 ranking). During MLP’s 10-year growth, John participated in the construction of over 7,000 units throughout the country.
Following his tenure with MLP, 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.
Most recently, John was a development partner with Covington Development LLC and participated in the development and construction of 89 residential communities comprising of over 16,000 units.
Today, Mr. Porta serves as a principal with JPL Development and is responsible for site selection and marketing.
John attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, and received an AMDP from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts