Principal & Project Executive


Edward Henley is the Principal & Project Executive at Pillars Development, LLC. Edward excels in the management of financial, budgetary, and organizational aspects of large capital projects. In the project setting, Edward acts as financial and administrative manager, providing timely and accurate management of often complex and complicated budget expenditures and reporting. He is adept with coordinating numerous government agencies, project personnel, and project architectural, engineering, and construction firms. Edward also holds expertise and experience in community engagement, diversity program monitoring, master plan and market assessment reporting, and overall project management consulting.


As the firm begins to engage in infill development, Edward serves as the lead for the company’s efforts in small scale development.


He lends his unique and valuable experience to Nashville’s land use community through his involvement as a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Nashville District Council and service on the Urban Land Institute’s National Product Council for Public Development and Infrastructure. He also serves as a board member for several organizations committed to improving economic and environmental causes, one of which is Rebuilding Together Nashville where he is acting President.


Edward is a Nashville-native, born and raised. He attended University of Tennessee – Knoxville, where he earned a degree in Finance and Enterprise Management. Edward returned to Nashville in 2011 and founded Pillars Development in 2013.

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