John earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Management from Clemson University with a Concentration in Real Estate and Minor in Accounting in December of 2010. While at Clemson, John was a member of the football team from 2006-2010 where he walked on, earned a scholarship, and lettered in his final two seasons of 2009 and 2010.
After graduating from Clemson, John spent over a year working in the financial services industry assisting clients with investment, retirement, and estate planning. He joined McCoy Wright in July of 2012 as a brokerage associate. In 2015, John earned the coveted CCIM Designation, which is the highest certification in the commercial real estate industry. In January of 2020 John took over McCoy Wright as President and became the fourth generation owner.
John began his CRE career developing listing inventory and third-party brokerage agreements throughout the Western Upstate market. His growth in the industry has led to major retail and institutional engagements, large re-development projects, build-to-suits and investment property acquisition and disposition. John works in many locales particularly in the area of investment real estate. These endeavors have resulted in transactions surpassing $100 million. Over the course of his career, just some of the clients and brands with whom John has worked are: McDonalds, Anderson County, City of Anderson, Anderson County School District, AnMed, Mattress Firm, Dunkin Brands, Lowes Foods, Stop A Minit, Circle K, 7 Eleven and many many more.
He is very involved in the community and was elected to the At-Large Seat for Anderson School District Five in November of 2016 where he served a four year term. He has served on the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where he became the youngest Board Chair in the organization’s history at just 28 years old. He has also served on the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and the Junior Leadership Anderson Advisory Committee.
John currently serves on the Anderson County Council, a seat he was elected to in November of 2020, the IPTAY Board of Directors, Anderson University Board of Visitors, and Ten At The Top Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Anderson and is also an active member of New Spring Church. He was recognized by the Anderson Independent Mail as one of the top 20 business leaders in the community under the age of 40 in 2012 and was also recognized by the South Carolina School Board Association for his commitment to public education. John is a member of the Western Upstate of REALTORS®, South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS® and International Council of Shopping Centers. John and his wife, Courtland, reside in Anderson, SC with their two sons, Brazeal and Ballard. They maintain a home on Lake Hartwell and membership at Currahee Club enjoying time as a family. John is passionate about carrying on a family and business legacy in Anderson that spans over seven decades and four generations. They are active members in NewSpring Church.