John J. Priester, Jr.

VP-Leasing & Development

Jay Priester is Vice President of Leasing and Development for Cambridge Properties, Inc. As VP of Leasing & Development, Jay’s role is to identify ground-up retail, residential and multi-use development sites and execute negotiations on all purchase agreements. Jay works diligently to assist with due diligence and the pre-development process through land closing. As VP of Leasing & Development, Jay is also responsible for retail shop leasing and out-parcel sales for each property within Cambridge’s management portfolio.


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