John C. Portman, IV
Chief Operating Officer
John shares responsibility for the general management and strategic direction of Portman Holdings. Additionally, his focus is on the pre-development and capital markets arenas for Portman which includes sourcing, underwriting, capitalizing and structuring new opportunities.
John’s association with Portman Holdings began in the early 2000s, when he worked on domestic developments. He left Portman to work with KPMG’s Corporate Finance Group in Mumbai, focusing on mergers and acquisitions as well as raising equity and performing valuation assessments in real estate, aviation and FMCG industries. John has also worked for companies such as Goldman Sachs Real Estate Principal Investment Area and WholeFoods Market, Inc.
John sits on the Board of Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and earned a master’s degree with honors and distinction from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Additionally, John has earned a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.