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Torian Priestly - Executive Vice President of Development

Eddy Benoit, Jr., CCIM
President and CEO

Torian Priestly
Executive Vice President of Development

Lisa Lepper Nordel, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Rusty Snow
Vice President of Development




Torian Priestly joins The Benoit Group as a leader with over eighteen years of experience in the development, consulting and construction management of various real estate projects. His experience includes hotels, mixed use condos, multi-family, assisted living, independent senior living, hospitals and elementary schools; as well as, land development, multi-family/independent senior housing, tax credit rehabilitation, mixed use, and public-private partnerships; with housing and development authorities.

As Executive Vice President of Development for The Benoit Group, Priestly is in charge of day-to-day oversight and management of all Development, Development Advisory and Construction Management Operations for TBG. He also oversees all the operations of affiliate companies such as BDA Global Contracting and Infrasite Management.

Prior to joining The Benoit Group, Priestly served as Vice President of Development for Ambling Development Partners. In this position, Priestly was responsible for overall development projects throughout the southeast, including the development 887 units valued at $92 million. He also provides The Benoit Group with expertise in utilizing LIHTC, New Issue Bonds, Tax-Exempt Bonds and HUD221d(4) financing.

Priestly simultaneously served as Vice President for Ambling International, partnering with the Bermudian Government as advisor to the island’s construction, demolition, environmental remediation and hospitality development projects.

Prior leadership positions include the management and development of multi-family projects for Regent Partners, the construction of over 2,500 units totaling $175 million, rehabilitation and asset management of over 800 units throughout the southeast, and the leadership support in the conceptual master plan and rehabilitation plan that was instrumental in J. A. Jones Military Housing Privatization Group’s award of $150 million in U.S. Army Housing Privatization projects.

Priestly has also worked for one of the largest general contractors in the country, where he served as project manager for several municipal and private developments in Atlanta and Tennessee.


Education/Affiliations: Priestly, a native of North Carolina, is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering/Urban Planning. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, a housing committee member with Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partners, and serves as Advisory Board Member for DeKalb County High School Technology. Priestly is also affiliated with the following committees/organizations:

+ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) - QAP Committee
+ Historic Fourth Ward Conservancy Steering Committee
+ Barrington Trace HOA Board Member
+ Park District Conservancy
+ Cleveland Avenue Redevelopment Plan Committee
+ ACRE Network
+ Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
+ Guide Right Program – Kappa League for Young Males
+ Tri-Cities High School Band Booster and Mentor