John J. Priester, Jr.

VP-Leasing & Development

As VP of Leasing & Development, Jay’s role is to identify new development opportunities and complete project oversight. Jay's sole focus while at Cambridge for the past 12 years has been sourcing and developing commercial real estate. Such expertise is essential in negotiating purchase contracts, navigating the entitlement process, horizontal and vertical construction and ultimately project stabilization.

Jay also leads the Cambridge Leasing Team, while focusing his efforts on all anchor tenant and build-to-suit leases.


Civic Community

  • St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church
  • North West Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member


  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR)


  • North Carolina State University - Bachelor of Science in Business Management


Client Portfolio


  • Mallard Pointe at University Village
  • The Terraces at Cheshire
  • The Shoppes at Davis Lake
  • Eastfield Village Shopping Center
  • Catawba Village Center