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About Taft Development Group

Since its incorporation as a real estate development firm in 1983 by E. Hoover Taft, Jr., Taft Family Offices has grown under the leadership of former N.C. State Sen. Thomas F. Taft, Sr. After taking the reins in 1988, Tom evolved and expanded the business into what is known today as Taft Family Ventures (TFV). The first major initiatives were Frankie Cash-Langley and Mike McCarty joining the enterprise as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development respectively each bringing a unique skill-set of financial and development talents and potential. Then in 2008 and 2016 respectively, Tom’s sons Thomas F. Taft, Jr. and Jonathan G. Taft joined the family business, making TFV a third-generation family-owned built around a growing team of talented colleagues and professionals.

A distinguished investment firm, Taft Family Ventures is highly regarded for its deep experience, purposeful execution and philosophy of precision in real estate through acquiring, owning, developing and managing properties of all types including mixed use, retail, multi-family, single family, commercial office, medical office, mini storage, warehouse and flex space, student housing as well as its most recent endeavor, affordable housing. Our primary goal with these activities is more than financial success, but also building communities that are attractive, livable and sustainable.

TFV continually stays one step ahead of conventional thinking through its disciplined and purposeful investment approach by adapting, identifying and unearthing trends and opportunities to transform ideas into realities. Today, five integrated and collaborative companies fuel TFV's strategic operations through the team work of Taft Development Group, Taft Management Group, Taft Construction CompanyTaft-Mills Group and Taft Family Office.

Headquartered in Greenville, NC, TFV meticulously invests where they live, creating value through development across the Carolinas. The firm’s strong reputation has led to high-quality and innovative development projects that have rapidly increased its presence in Florida, California, Virginia and Texas. In addition to TFV’s residential sites, its projects include major retail shopping centers, multi-story medical/clinical office buildings and governmental offices.

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Thomas Taft Sr. Taft Family Offices President

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Thomas Taft Jr. Taft Family Offices Principal

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Mike McCarty President of Development & Construction

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Jonathan Taft Project Manager

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Glenn Crum President Taft Construction Company

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Frankie Cash-Langley Taft Family Offices CFO

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Dustin Mills President of Affordable Housing

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Marina Martin Development Contracts Administrator