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A distinguished real estate investment firm, Taft Family Ventures (TFV) is highly regarded for its extensive experience, precise execution and purposeful investment philosophy. It acquires, owns, develops, constructs, and manages properties of all types including retail, multi-family and single-family residential, office, mini-storage, warehouse, medical office, student housing, and affordable housing. TFV's primary goal with these activities extends beyond financial success by building communities that are attractive, livable and sustainable.

Today, five integrated and collaborative companies fuel TFV's strategic operations through the teamwork of Taft Development GroupTaft Management GroupTaft Construction GroupTaft-Mills Group and Taft Family Office.

Meet our Chairman & CEO Thomas F. Taft, Sr.

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A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Thomas F. Taft, Sr. (“Tom”), is a graduate of Duke University, the University of North Carolina School of Law and also attended The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.

Tom oversees the day-to-day operations for all departments of Taft Family Ventures, individually reviewing all items that are critical to acquisitions, construction and operations. Prior to joining Taft Family Offices in 1988, he served three terms in the North Carolina State Senate, was a member of the UNC Board of Governors, the Southern Growth Policies Board and the North Carolina Museum of Art Board of Trustees. 

Throughout the last 20 years, Tom has built upon his family’s history and experience as real estate developers by constructing or acquiring real estate investments in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia and California. He has developed and owns interests in more than 3,000 apartments and nearly a million square feet of medical office, commercial office, retail, and warehouse/flex space; and holds additional ownership interests in office parks, retail spaces and mixed-use developments.

Our History

Since its incorporation as a real estate development firm in 1983 by E. Hoover Taft, Jr., Taft Family Offices has grown under the leadership of former N.C. State Sen. Thomas F. Taft, Sr. After taking the reins in 1988, Tom evolved and expanded the business into what is known today as Taft Family Ventures (TFV). The first major catalyst were Frankie Cash-Langley and Mike McCarty joining the enterprise as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development respectively, with each bringing a unique skill-set of financial and development talents and potential. Then in 2008 and 2016 respectively, Tom’s sons Thomas F. Taft, Jr. and Jonathan G. Taft joined the family business, making TFV a third-generation family-owned enterprise built around a growing team of talented colleagues and professionals.

What We Do

TFV acquires, owns, develops, constructs, and manages properties of all types including retail, multi-family, single family residential, office, mini-storage, warehouse, medical office, student housing, flex space, and affordable housing. Our primary goal with these initiatives is to build communities that are attractive, livable and sustainable.

How We Do It

TFV continually stays one step ahead of conventional thinking through its disciplined and purposeful investment approach by adapting, identifying and unearthing trends and opportunities to transform ideas into realities. Five integrated and collaborative companies fuel TFV's strategic operations: Taft Development Group, Taft Management Group, Taft Construction GroupTaft-Mills Group and Taft Family Office.

Where We Do It

Headquartered in Greenville, NC, TFV meticulously invests where it lives and beyond, creating value through development across the Carolinas. The firm’s strong reputation has led to high-quality and innovative development projects that have rapidly increased its presence in Florida, California, Virginia and Texas. In addition to TFV’s residential sites, its projects include major retail shopping centers, multi-story medical/clinical office buildings and governmental offices.