Dr. Ned M. Franco is a native Atlantan and was a renowned physician practicing medicine in Atlanta, Georgia for 54 years. In addition to founding one of the oldest and most respected medical practices in Atlanta, Ned oversees the investments of the Franco family office. Through his vast life experience and success, Ned provides invaluable guidance in the strategy and execution of all facets of Rodos Realty Partners.
Ned has been an active investor and principal owner in numerous real estate properties for 50 years. The Franco family office portfolio includes numerous residential and commercial properties including land holdings, shopping centers, office buildings, high-rise urban and beach front condominiums, and single family residential dwellings. Ned’s forte lies in his discipline approach to evaluating business opportunities coinciding with his savvy business acumen of driving revenue while streamlining operational expenses. Ned formed Rodos Realty Partners with his son, Steven Franco, in December 2012 to actively pursue the acquisition of well-located, value add commercial properties in Atlanta and across the southeastern United States.
Ned is a graduate of the University of Georgia (1959), Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine (1964), Internship Hospital at Grady Memorial Hospital (1965), and Residency Hospital at Emory University Hospital (1969). Ned served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1969 – 1971 and then opened a private practice in 1971 as one of the first Urologist in what is now the infamous “pill hill” medical area of Atlanta. Over the years, Ned served as Chief of Urology at both Northside Hospital and Emory St. Joseph Hospital.
Ned has been married to his lovely wife Janis for over 56 years. He is the proud father and grandfather of 2 sons, Ryan and Steven, and 4 grandchildren, Bebe, Edie, Sam, and Jonah. Ned and his family have been active members of Temple Sinai in Atlanta for 40 years.