John Boone is co-founder and principal of Orchestra Partners where they approach real estate with a purpose. They take an innovative, community-first approach to redevelopment by giving a leading role to existing properties, buildings, and assets that are closing the gap between potential and prosperity in our neighborhoods. Orchestra Partners target walkable urban communities with existing functional, historic buildings and properties located in markets that have intrinsic value.
He specializes in organizational strategy, market analysis, community development and project management. After flirting with a Ph.D. in History, John decided his skill set was better suited for the business world. He joined a capital markets firm in Washington D.C., where he also interned at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Two years later, he left to pursue a real estate development career in South Florida, where he directed site selection and inception-stage planning of charter schools.
John is a member of the Five Points Alliance, the economic development council for Five Points South. He also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, and is actively engaged in community development throughout the city.