John Sandlin founded Clarendon Properties in 2008. As president, he is involved in all aspects of Clarendon’s business including locating, analyzing and recommending potential opportunities for commercial development. He brings an extensive background in commercial real estate development, finance, asset and operations management. John uses his experience as an owner and investor in several commercial income property projects and experience in financing, equity sourcing and transaction structuring to deliver the successful results Clarendon is known for. He has developed numerous retail projects, dental offices and hotels (primarily Hilton and Marriott).
DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS
Gale Wallace joined Clarendon Properties, LLC in 2012 and has over 30 years of real estate experience. She has an extensive property management and construction background, is a Certified Property Manager and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. This diverse experience allows her to review and negotiate leases, purchase agreements and development contracts, assist in site selection and research, coordinate and assist in the design of the hotels and medical offices. She is heavily involved in the oversight of the many facets of project development including construction, FF&E purchasing and installation.
Kaitlin James joined the Clarendon Properties, LLC team in the Summer of 2020. Upon graduating from East Carolina University, Kaitlin put her Interior Design degree to use right away. Working in both the residential and commercial design fields for a few years, she was able to create a diversified portfolio of projects and experience. Wanting to be more involved in the entire scope of projects, Kaitlin shifted her attention towards Project Management, specifically hospitality.
She is involved in the oversight of the many facets of project development including construction, FF&E purchasing and installation. Kaitlin resides in Raleigh, NC and her support includes but is not limited to the many on going and future projects in the triangle and triad.
Lisa Morris joined Clarendon Properties, LLC in 2019 as Operations Manager and
brought with her 25+ years of Business Operations Management, Financial
Administration, and Customer Service experience. Most recently, prior to joining
Clarendon, she worked for a commercial real estate firm in Wilmington as Closing
Coordinator for all purchases and leases, as well as handled their operating and
trust account financials.
In her role as Operations Manager at Clarendon, Lisa’s main responsibilities
center around financial oversight for project budgets and monthly reporting,
however, her great range of experience makes her a valuable asset to Clarendon’s hotel and retail development where she has assisted with reviewing leases,
purchase agreements, and development contracts.