Partner, Commercial

An expert in developing complex, large-scale mixed-use developments, John Kelley brings a passion for creating great places to Toro Development Company. Kelley leads all aspects of commercial development, applying a collaborative approach that blends creative thinking with technical expertise.

With over 23 years of experience, Kelley has developed nearly six million square feet of award-winning projects with a combined valuation of more than $2 billion. Prior to joining Toro Development Company, Kelley served as Partner and Senior Vice President of Commercial Development at North American Properties where he led the mixed-use development platform for the company’s Atlanta office. During that time, he oversaw the ground-up development of Avalon, the $1 billion “urbanburb” in Alpharetta, and the iconic transformation of Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta.

Kelley graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and earned an MBA in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.