John E. Bell
Executive Vice President
John heads up multifamily development for the Nashville market. Prior to joining Terwilliger Pappas, John ran Greenleaf Property Investors, a real estate investment and development company. He has developed approximately 5,400 units with a market value exceeding $1,000,000,000 and has extensive experience in development and operations of both for-sale and for-rent product.
He earned a Masters Degree in Real Estate from M.I.T., an undergraduate degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and studied at the London School of Economics. He started his career as a custom homebuilder before working as a Project Manager for Toll Brothers. In 2006, John was hired by Lane Company to serve as President for Lane Southeast. More recently, John was Vice-President of Multifamily for Opus South heading up their apartment development efforts throughout the southeast.