John G. PicerneFounder

When you meet John, one of the first things you’ll notice is how important he makes you feel. He exudes a charismatic personality that builds trust and inspires genuine, long-term partnerships.

John founded Corvias based on three Core Principles: be the best place to work, be the best provider of service, and generously give back to the communities where we live and serve.

John grew up in a real estate development family and now has more than 30 years of professional real estate experience. His leadership has developed Corvias into a privately owned family of companies that provides creative and sustainable solutions for clients within the military, higher education, and public sectors.

John has a passion for conceptualizing new ideas and creating opportunities out of challenges. He spearheads our visionary public-private partnership model, which allows us to successfully address the large-scale infrastructure, housing, and deferred maintenance issues facing the nation.

In 1998, John founded Picerne Military Housing to significantly improve housing for U.S. service members. He then wanted to expand his solutions to help institutions of higher education and other federal, state and municipalities.

In keeping with his philosophy of giving back, John established Corvias Foundation, which has awarded $7.1 million in scholarships to support the spouses and children of active-duty service members in their pursuit of higher education since 2006.

When he’s not at work, you can find John on the golf course or traveling to enjoy global cultures and cuisines. He lives in Providence, RI with his wife, Heather, and their four daughters.