Joseph has operated as a Raleigh-based real estate developer, investor, and property manager since 1987 primarily through operation of the Pinellas Corporation. During the late 80s through the mid 90s, Pinellas developed several residential subdivisions in the Raleigh area before turning its focus to the acquisition of commercial investment properties in the mid 90s. Prior to Pinellas Corporation, Joseph was involved in the development of over 2,000 dwelling units and entitled 3,400 acres of land in partnership with ITT/Paul N. Howard Corporation and Southern Properties, Inc. With contacts and operations from Charleston, SC to Wilmington, NC and as far west as Charlotte, Mr. Lassiter has a long established regional reputation of excellence in real estate investing and development. B.S. in Business Administration from Atlantic Christian College in 1982.