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John Manning

Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board

John Manning embodies the core values of KMI and is recognized across the industry for his detailed analytical abilities. He is a subject matter expert that is frequently called as an expert witness to testify in state and federal court. John is the author of the book, Prevent and Turnaround the Troubled Construction Project – A Guide for Owner Developers. He is an accomplished public speaker and regularly delivers industry presentations at industry conventions and conferences including the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). His in depth understanding of project feasibility analysis, value engineering, appraisal, budgeting, and project management have led to his selection and experience as a project manager on programs and projects, ranging up to $3 Billion.

As a founding partner, the firm’s Chairman of the Board, as well as the Chief Executive Officer for KMI, John uses his incredible business acumen, analytical thinking, ability to mentor colleagues, and knack for fostering connections in order to focus and guide matters of dispute resolution and troubled project turnaround. John not only understands the role of a consultant, but has first-hand experience as a real estate appraiser, developer, design engineer, owner, design-builder, and contractor thus understanding the challenges and leadership required within every faucet of a project. John is exceptionally skilled at putting together detailed analysis and winning over client trust. If money was no object, John would spend time teaching and mentoring analytical skills in others to help enhance their professional management ability to grow stronger businesses. Simply put, he spent his career building a stellar reputation and is recognized as a premier leader in the construction management industry.


  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • University of Florida, Master of Science of Engineering


  • Professional Engineer, Florida (PE)
  • LEED Accredited Professional, Florida (LEED AP)
  • Certified Construction Manager, Florida (CCM)
  • Certified General Contractor, Florida (CGC)



  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE)