Kevin Polston serves as the project executive for Riverton in the New York metro area. As the local voice and face of the project in Sayreville, New Jersey, Kevin is passionate about transforming the once contaminated industrial site along the Raritan River into a healthy and vibrant destination where people come together and share in community-driven experiences. Upon completion, the $2.5 billion, 400-acre mixed-use development will feature a blend of thoughtfully curated shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, waterfront residences, high-tech workspace, market-leading hotels, and waterfront conservation areas, walkways and public amenities. Kevin’s role on the project includes overseeing government relations, public approvals, project financing and transaction management.
A member of the Georgia Bar since 1987, Kevin appreciates the opportunity his position with NAP has afforded him to combine his legal expertise with decades of experience in development, leasing and asset management of mixed-use and master-planned projects.
Prior to joining NAP, Kevin held several different roles in the commercial real estate industry. He launched his career at Atlanta law firm Arnall Golden & Gregory before transitioning to Compass Retail, where he oversaw legal responsibilities related to the development, leasing and operation of malls in the firm’s portfolio. Kevin also served as vice president of property management and vice president of leasing during his tenure with Compass Retail. He joined Cousins Properties in 1999 and helped grow the Avenue brand across the Southeast, leasing and developing projects representing over $500 million in investment over a period of seven years. In 2009, Kevin joined publicly traded multifamily REIT Post Properties, where he led the commercial business unit for eight years, through the integration of Post’s operations following its acquisition by Mid-America Apartment Communities.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and his Juris Doctor from Cornell University. Kevin and his wife are now empty nesters who enjoy hiking, cycling, snow skiing and cooking.