Pradera Group was established to provide quality general contracting, construction management, and real estate services throughout the state of Georgia. The team that leads Pradera Group has the experience to execute on a wide range of project types and sizes.
Co-founder, Managing Director
Pradera Group co-founder, Russell Pirkle, was raised in the construction industry. Russell grew up around construction, he was born in the Bahamas while his father built large resorts on the island. Russell’s first job in construction was as a laborer on a large construction project at the age of 15. Prior to founding Pradera Group, Russell worked for multiple top general contractors including Beck Group, JE Dunn, and Batson-Cook Construction.
His commitment to quality, safety, and open communication has allowed Russell to manage a wide range of project types including custom homes, high-rise multi-family, healthcare, education and religious facilities. Russell holds a Construction Management degree from Georgia Southern University. He currently resides in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife Katie.
Prior to co-founding Pradera Group Mike spent a decade working for real estate investment and advisory firms performing both development and asset management roles. From 2009-2014 Mike was employed at Starwood Capital Group, one of the largest private real estate investment firms in the world, rehabbing and developing commercial property in the Southeast including Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. While working at Starwood Mike oversaw the renovation of 28 aging apartment communities consisting of over 10,000 units, a $50M ground up development in northern Virginia and many other land development and commercial renovation projects.
He brings the unique skill set of having been both an owner and a contractor, and uses those skills to cater to each client’s needs, including communicating progress, project management and developing cost saving strategies. Mike’s responsibilities with Pradera include business development, preconstruction, accounting and finance.
Mike graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate. He currently resides in the Vinings neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife Kristin and young children James and Elle.
- National Association of Home Builders
- Home Builders Association of Georgia
- Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
Pradera values your interest in our services. Between the partners of the company, we have been involved in the development and construction of over one billion dollars’ worth of work. Our experience and drive to satisfy the clients’ expectations will create a well-executed project and our ability to effectively control expenses and general overhead allow us to share cost savings with our clients.