Josh Parker serves as the Lead Operating Partner and his responsibilities include Investment Strategy, Business Development, Corporate Administration and Oversight of Operating Divisions including Development, Construction, Property Management and Advisory Services.
Josh Parker joined Cross Street in 2015, bringing with him a wide range of experiences including the development and investment activities for Wexford Science and Technology in St Louis, MO and Durham, NC. While at the company Mr. Parker participated in the transformation of Wexford’s legacy operation, building University Research Facilitates, into a platform creating University centered Knowledge Communities, highlighted by the Brookings Institution as a model in its study on the Rise of Innovation Districts.
After a stint as a production manager in New York theatre Mr. Parker began his real estate career in 2001 with Blue Devil Ventures on the development of West Village; a 500,000 adaptive reuse of former tobacco warehouses in Durham, NC. West Village sparked a revitalization in downtown Durham that has resulted in over $2B of public and private investment since West Village Phase I was completed.
In 2008, Mr. Parker saw opportunity in the real estate recession and started his own development firm, TBL Group, to focus on urban infill and historic adaptive reuse projects with a triple bottom line approach. He led the development of projects in North Carolina and South Carolina before joining the team at Wexford and bringing his North Carolina development, The Chesterfield, into the new firm.
Mr. Parker graduated from North Carolina Central University with a degree in Finance and a received a Diploma from the Commercial Theatre Institute in New York. He splits his time between Baltimore, Durham and row 1 of Southwest Airlines. Josh’s favorite role is Dad to a beautiful, smart and strong 3-year-old daughter.