As CEO of Montgomery Development Group, John Montgomery leads the company's overall operations, while providing vision and forming strategic partnerships.
Previously as Vice President of Real Estate for Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc., John positioned thousands of acres of properties for future development. In six years with the private, family-owned investment company, he spearheaded development efforts that have generated more than $1.6 billion in economic investment in the Southeast - including projects with companies such as Toray Carbon Fibers, Kobelco Construction Machinery and Keurig Green Mountain.
With the Montgomery Development Group, John also focuses on revitalizing historic properties. One of his most recent notable projects has been the redevelopment of Drayton Mills, a master-planned community in Spartanburg, but his development experience encompasses industrial land and parks in South Carolina and Georgia as well.
John's previous work experience includes a stint as Spartanburg Market Executive at Carolina First Bank, the largest South Carolina-based commercial bank, where he also worked as Vice President of Corporate Lending.
In addition to his development efforts, John also works to build a better community. In 2015, he was elected Chairman of the Commission of Public Works for the City of Spartanburg. He has also served on the leadership boards of numerous community groups, including Converse College, the University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation, the Spartanburg Community College Foundation, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, and the Economic Futures Group. John is a member of the 2017 class of Liberty Fellowship and the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). John is also co-chairing an organization to develop a community-wide trail system that will stretch over 30 miles through the city of Spartanburg and Spartanburg County.
John is a graduate of the University of the South, where he earned a bachelor's degree in European history. He later studied at Columbia University, earning a master's degree in real estate development. A resident of Spartanburg, SC, John is married with four children.
John is also Vice President of Colliers International | South Carolina in the Spartanburg office.
Montgomery Development Group leads projects throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Select an image below to learn more about our current community planning and real estate development projects for multi-family and commercial spaces.
For 10 years, John Montgomery has been leading community master planning development projects, as well as land development, commercial and multi-family developments. Our past successes stand as a testament to the power of combining vision and expertise with strong partner relationships.
At Montgomery Development Group, every project we undertake is done with a focus on building community and forming valuable relationships. We can manage every step of the real estate development process, from initial planning to funding to construction, and everything in between. Partners can rely on MDG to take a project all the way from initial vision to successful completion. Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your project.