A Company Built on Values
We believe that prioritizing safety prioritizes what we value most – people.
We believe all people have value and should be treated with dignity and professionalism.
We believe that creating spaces and opportunities for our team, our partners, and ultimately the patrons of the places we build to live their best lives is the touchstone of our business.
We believe gratitude – in both our successes and our challenges – helps us value where we are and maintain a grounded perspective towards growth.
We believe that doing the right thing requires unflinching commitment. We’re honest, transparent, and dedicated to doing what’s best for our customers and our company regardless of challenges and circumstances.
We believe that the most fun aspects of our culture are the joy, humor and camaraderie we share together as we drive the growth of our business.
Advancing Community is Our Priority
The leadership of True North has over 60 years and $2 billion of combined real estate, development, and construction experience.
True North Companies has built a reputation for their experienced and principled leadership and dedication to creating communities that thrive.
True North Companies has completed over 300 projects in various commercial markets including education, mixed use, senior living, office, hospitality, retail, and multifamily housing.
Meet Our Team
Walt’s career in construction, development and investments spans 30 years. Through Walt’s leadership, True North Companies – founded in 1997 – has expanded its real estate footprint across education, mixed-use, multifamily, retail, hospitality, and office market segments. Walt has successfully completed over 300 construction, development, and investment projects, delivering quality outcomes for clients on time and on budget.
Chief Financial Officer
Marc is responsible for directing and managing all aspects of the company’s financial strategy, planning, and operations. He works closely with investors and the executive team to position the company for continued growth.
Senior Vice-President Construction
Prior to joining True North, Carl led the multifamily housing group for one of the nation’s largest and top-ranked general contractors. Carl’s responsibilities cover pre-construction, project management, recruiting, strategic planning, scheduling, procurement, safety, and business development initiatives.
Vice President of Operations and Asset Management
Joseph is responsible for the company’s asset management functions, marketing, sales, hospitality, and overall operations. He most recently served in various roles in a 20-year career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
Vice President Construction
Mickhal oversees the client experience and all facets of True North projects from inception to closeout. His past experience includes work with several well-known general contractors including Arco Construction Company Inc., Lend Lease, and, most recently, Batson Cook Construction.
Senior Project Manager
Jerry brings over 25 years of experience in general contracting, project management, construction management, and development to True North Companies as Senior Lead Project Manager. He will oversee areas of construction management including budget planning, cost-estimating, pre-construction, quality and cost control, subcontractor negotiations, construction schedules and health and safety. He has managed the development and construction of over 10,000 units of multi-family and hospitality developments.
Sonny manages True North’s estimating strategy and planning, including pre-selection of subcontractors and pricing. Sonny’s experience has run the gamut in his 30+ years in the construction industry, from working in the field to project management to estimating. Sonny served as Vice President of Osborne Construction Co. Inc. before joining True North Companies in 2006 as Chief Estimator.
Jeff is responsible for the financing, approvals, and design of infrastructure, multifamily, townhouse, education, and mixed-use development markets. In addition, he oversees all third-party relationships including consultants, public funders, private lenders/equity providers, community organizations, architects, construction managers, and government liaisons.
Evan is responsible for the management and oversight of projects in True North’s construction division, including estimating and bidding new work and managing construction projects from conception to completion.
Ashley joined True North in 2021 and handles the administrative functions for the True North team, supporting business development, systems management, client relationships, and office management.
Development Project Engineer
Cheyenne is responsible for co-leading project teams in the planning, directing, and project coordination of construction and development projects on time and on-budget across multiple market sectors. She is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, along with a certificate in Construction Management, Architecture, and Society.
Director of Business Development
John has served True North in the education market for 15 years, including the charter school and university sectors, and leads multiple initiatives across the company and the education sector.
Pat will lead multiple accounting roles across True North’s portfolio including budgeting, supplier contracts, production pricing and general accounting. He recently held the role of Staff Accountant with EFACEC, USA and Workshop Advisor with RBM of Atlanta.
Matt brings over 30 years of experience to True North Companies from multiple fields in the construction industry. He holds responsibility for managing on-site account construction projects, planning, scheduling, budgets, supplier contracts, evaluating production costs, participating in pre-construction strategy sessions, coordinating subcontractor work and providing leadership in managing schedules.
As a Superintendent for True North, Mike will invest over 30 years of expertise gained across the construction industry including retail shopping centers, medical buildings, multifamily, condominium, townhomes, schools, and churches into our growing portfolio. He has worked on notable retail projects for Kroger, Publix, and JC Penney’s. In his new role, he will oversee teams in the design and delivery of on-site account construction projects including planning, scheduling, budgets, supplier contracts, evaluating production costs, participating in pre-construction strategy sessions, coordinating subcontractor work, and providing technical expertise to ensure the quality and timely completion of the project.
Tim has over thirty years of experience in construction and has been a part of medical, multi-family, office, and commercial builds. Tim manages on-site account construction projects including planning, scheduling, budgets, supplier contracts, evaluating production costs, participating in pre-construction strategy sessions, coordinating subcontractor work, and providing technical expertise to ensure the quality and timely completion of the project.
Richard brings experience to True North in the specialty fields of electrical contractors, welding, and structural steel project management, as well as working with multifamily apartment renovations. He also served for ten years in law enforcement. Richard attended West Georgia Technical College with a focus on welding and iron works. He holds responsibility for supervising on-site construction projects ensuring each project is constructed according to design, budget and schedule, while interfacing with clients, officials, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
In his role, Donald will partner with construction and project teams in the planning, directing and coordination of technical aspects of each project that effectively and safely turn blueprints into finished structures. He brings experience to True North in commercial, residential and heavy highway construction and is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Construction Management.
Prior to joining True North, Evin held roles of Junior Estimator and Project Lead while accumulating four years of experience specializing in rebar and structural steel estimating. He will soon graduate from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Construction Management. In his new role, he will collaborate with True North’s construction and project teams in the planning, directing and coordination of technical aspects of each project that effectively and safely turn blueprints into finished structures.