It was fitting that John K. "Johnny" Porter Jr. went into real estate. His late father worked in commercial real estate, plus Porter played football and studied industrial management at Georgia Tech.
The writing was on the locker-room wall, maybe dating from the days of Bobby Dodd, if not John Heisman himself.
"If you play football and study industrial management at Tech, you always get into the real estate business," said the 42-year-old Porter.
Destined or not, Porter has prospered in the profession, 2005 being a prime example. An executive vice president for CB Richard Ellis Inc. in Atlanta, Porter closed $68 million in industrial deals during the year, earning him top honors in the industrial category from the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.
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