Bonner is the Managing Director of Operations for North Hills. He oversees day-to-day operations at North Hills and directs members of Kane’s property management team on marketing, events, sponsorships, public safety, custodial, maintenance, and tenant relationships. He is also involved in the planning of North Hills’ expansion, which when complete will make the project one of the country’s largest mixed-use developments.
Prior to joining Kane, Bonner held positions as both project manager and builder with Richard Gaylord homes in Raleigh where he worked on developments in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Apex and Wake Forest. He has also worked for DiVosta/Pulte Homes in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Bonner holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School where he was a Hobgood Fellow. He is a NC licensed general contractor, a NC licensed real estate broker, a LEED accredited professional through the US Green Building Council, and a Friday Fellow through the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations.
Bonner was elected as a Raleigh City Councilor in 2009, was reelected without opposition in 2011 and 2013, and is currently serving as the inaugural chair of the Technology and Communications Committee, Comprehensive Planning Committee member, and as council liaison to six local boards and commissions. Bonner received the Forty Under Forty award in 2009 from the Triangle Business Journal, 10 to watch in 2010 by the News and Observer, and the 2011 Outstanding Public Servant award from the N.C. Center for Voter Education.
Bonner serves ex officio on the board of directors of the Greater Raleigh Merchant Association, Shop Local Raleigh, Triangle Commuter Bike Initiative, Local Organizing Committee for the International Bluegrass Music Association, and has served on other boards including Raleigh Planning Commission, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina, inaugural Chair of the Young Leaders Group for Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Executive Committee of the ULI Triangle District Council.