John McColl

John McColl, Executive Vice President - Development

John has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate development and finance. He manages development and property operations for Cousins and has been involved with some of Cousins’ most significant developments during his 23 years at Cousins, including Norfolk Southern's Headquarters, NCR, Terminus, Gateway Village, and Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta.


B.A., Economics, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.; M.B.A., The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


John is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2001, and serves as a director and Vice Chair for the Midtown Community Improvement District. He served as chairman of the Atlanta Police Foundation Board (both company and advisory boards). He is a trustee-emeritus and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta leading the Campus Master Planning committee. He serves on the Kenan Flagler Business School Foundation board and the National Advisory Board for The Ackland Museum at UNC-CH

Before joining Cousins in 1996, John specialized in investment and acquisition for Hutchinson Capital Group and Quest Capital Corp. At those firms, he managed and grew a portfolio of 20 operating companies with combined revenues of $1.6 billion. Prior to that, he was an assistant vice president for Wachovia Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Division, where he managed a portfolio of secured office and industrial loans.