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John Knox Porter, Jr.


University of Southern California: MBA
Georgia Institute of Technology: Management

John Knox Porter is the CEO of Capital Development Partners and is responsible for strategy, development and company operations.

With 30 years of experience in industrial real estate and infrastructure development he has the proven ability to build teams and run process for superior customer results. He has a broad understanding of market fundamentals, trends, successful investing and the execution of complex projects.

Johnís experience includes 25 years as an Executive Vice President with CBRE, Inc. While at CBRE, he was consistently the top global, national and local producer. He founded both the logistics and infrastructure practice groups for that company setting the standard for the industry.

John is a native Georgian from Lakeside High School in Dekalb County. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a management degree as a 3 year football letterman, scholarship student athlete, deanís list student and member of the All American Bowl team. John also earned an MBA from the University of Southern California.


  • Chairman, CDP Investment Committee
  • Chairman, Capital Development Management
  • Board Member, Mobile Energy Solutions
  • Chairman, Porter Foundation
  • Board Member, Georgia Tech Alexander Tharpe Foundation

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