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Beginning in 2004, with Dollar General as its first BTS Development Client, Dorsey has continued to grow in capacity, sophistication and territory. By combining in-house development expertise, construction, and a thorough understanding of client’s goals, requirements, and processes, Dorsey has delivered a seamless development rollout for Dollar General.  Since those early years, Dorsey has expanded its client base to include some of the most recognized national retailers in the country.

Headquartered in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana, Dorsey Development is an experienced multi-state real estate development and construction company specializing in retail single-tenant net lease properties and retail strip centers.

With Dorsey, you will have an Integrated Development Team on your side with a single point of contact who will focus on your project with undivided attention. We invite you to explore the Dorsey Advantage.

G. Paul Dorsey, III

Managing Principal

Paul is the Managing Principal providing the vision and leadership for his professional team. Since its inception in 2003, Paul has developed over 1.5 million square feet of retail space including over 100 Single Tenant Net Leased build to suits for Dollar General Corporation. He’s also developed locations for Burger King, El Pollo Loco and 10 Shopping Center Developments. Paul earned an MBA and JD from Tulane University and enjoys dealmaking and taking on new challenges. He also enjoys golf and spending time at the beach. Paul is a member of the Louisiana Bar and a member of ICSC.

John (Jay) E. Wood, III

Vice President of Real Estate

Jay oversees all Dorsey’s real estate projects and is a Principal in most projects. Jay has extensive experience in retail site selection, leasing, development, construction, real estate brokerage and valuation. He is skilled in tenant procurement, lease negotiations, letters of intent, purchase contracts, financing and planning. Jay has 30 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved with the development of approximately 300 build to suit projects for Dollar General Corporation, as well as numerous retail multi-tenant developments and redevelopments. A graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Business, Jay holds a Louisiana Real Estate Brokers license and has been a member of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors for approximately (25) years, including time sitting on its Board of Directors. He also possesses the CRX (Certified Retail Property Specialist) and the SCLS (Senior Commercial Leasing Specialist) designations issued by ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). Jay enjoys volunteer work such as the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, LSU Lunch Bunch and sitting on the Board of Directors for the Brighton School Board, in Baton Rouge. In addition, Jay loves the outdoors spending time on Louisiana’s waterways fishing and hunting as time allows.

Caffrey F. Favrot

Vice President of Development

Caffrey is responsible for QSR and other miscellaneous development – including new tenant relationships and delivery of projects for current clients. Prior to joining the Dorsey team, Caffrey worked for the McDonald’s Corporation and has developed approximately 900,000 square feet of Quick Service Restaurant space in 13 states. His real estate experience extends to: regional oversight, site development planning, acquisitions, construction, reimaging, relocations, project management, marketing, finance, operations, and contract negotiations. Caffrey enjoys golf, boating, and all things University of Alabama. Caffrey is a member of the Board of Directors Metropolitan Crime Commission (NOLA), a member B.P.O.E. Lodge #30 and ICSC.

Christopher Pierson

Chris is the director of construction and is responsible for the construction and operations of all Dorsey Development projects.  With over two decades of industry experience, he has performed all aspects of construction and development management within the commercial and retail segments.  Prior to joining Dorsey Development in 2023, Chris served as project manager and development director for over 200 national-brand quick service restaurant projects, single tenant net lease properties, distribution facilities, and office projects.  Chris attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and fervently enjoys the Louisiana outdoors.

Edwin P. Voltolina

Permits and Entitlement

Ed is responsible for all aspects of entitlement. Ed has vast knowledge in a large area of jurisdictions in Louisiana and Mississippi. Since joining Dorsey Development Companies in 2013, Ed has secured permits for over 50 projects in multiple states and municipal jurisdictions. Prior to joining the Dorsey Team, Ed spent 10 years working for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana as the assistant for one of the council members. His duties included writing ordinances, handling constituent complaints, and assisting businesses moving into his district. Ed earned a Bachelor of Arts at Loyola University (New Orleans) and a Juris Doctor from Loyola College of Law (New Orleans). Ed enjoys volunteering at Jefferson Parish Recreation Department as a coach, which he has done for the last 30 years and is a member of ICSC.

Gregory S. Bivin

Director Permit and Entitlement Division

Greg is responsible for directing all aspects of the entitlement and permit procurement. Prior to starting with Dorsey Development LLC, Greg worked as a landscape architect for the LSU Ag. Center, and for the past decade with the City of Baton Rouge, where he provided leadership in key positions at the Planning Commission, Architectural Services Division, Landscape Division and Department of Development. In his most recent role, Greg managed the civil site review department for all commercial development throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. Greg also has extensive private sector experience as the owner of a design/build landscape construction company. A graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Landscape Architecture, Greg is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Public Works Association (APWA) and a Licensed Louisiana State Arborist Member. In his free time Greg enjoys his family, the outdoors and everything involving LSU sports.