John Spies is the Senior Advisor for the Southeast region of the United States, managing Metrostudy consulting services throughout the southeastern portion of the country. John also spent 5+ years as Metrostudy’s South Florida Regional Director from 1986 to 1992. John has 25+ years of hands-on experience in real estate development with several national building companies, participating in the creation of over 25,000 homes and numerous award-winning communities. Most recently, John was Vice President of Land Development for H&H Homes, a North Carolina builder with operations in six Carolina markets. John was corporate SVP of Land Acquisition for Levitt and Sons, with a focus on opening new markets with award winning active adult communities. In this capacity he opened nine markets in the Southeast with eleven active adult projects, totaling more than 8,400 units. He was integrally involved in all of Levitt’s decisions in acquisition, land planning, product design, pricing, and sales and marketing of new home communities. Before joining Levitt, he held divisional and regional acquisition positions with KB Home, Taylor Woodrow Communities, and Transeastern Properties, and spent four years as project manager for a 2,300 acre mixed-use project in the greater Hilton Head Island, SC market. Over the years, John has held membership in ULI and NAHB, and several local building associations.