OUR TEAM

Exceptional People. Extraordinary Results.

Companies don’t develop real estate, people do. Which is why we are proud to be working with some of the best professionals in the industry. Bringing together creative individuals with years of industry experience, we are proud of the Athenian First Development Corporation family and our combined expertise. Get in touch to speak to a team member.

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MARK MARTIN

Executive Director

Mr. Martin is a native Athenian.   He began his profession in education as a mathematics teacher.  He earned his BA in Sociology in 2008 from UMUC-Europe.  In addition, his Masters in Middle Grades Education in 2013 and Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction 2014 both from Piedmont College.  
Mr. Martin has long held investments in financial instruments  and real estate investments.  He formed Athenian First Development Corporation, Inc. in October 2020 in order to address the under served market of affordable housing in the Athens Clarke County area.

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JOHN TURNER

Board Chairman

John Turner has spent his career in banking with more than 26 years as Chief Executive Office/Chief Operating Officer of Federal Reserve/FDIC Member. Additionally, John Turner has more than 40 years of financial management and banking experience, with a diverse professional portfolio of accomplishments and competencies in the banking industry. His leadership skills have lead him to become a top consultant in banking. John Turner is a graduate of Albany State College (1969) and University of Georgia Graduate School of Banking (1985). He brings his expertise to elevate Athenian First Development Corporation’s financial department.