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John Sandlin


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).

John holds a BA from Wake Forest University and holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. His emphasis of studies were in finance and real estate development in the construction industry. He is also a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and a licensed Broker In Charge. Through the Realtor National Marketing Institute, he completed numerous courses of study including Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment and Taxation as well as Fundamentals of Location and Market Analysis.

John is very active in the community and has held leadership positions of various charitable and civic organizations including Cameron Executive Network- Cameron School of Business-University of North Carolina Wilmington, Board of Directors of the Duke Management Game at Fuqua School of Business, Divisional Coordinator for the United Way, Executive Board of Directors for Boy Scouts of America, Board of Trustees- Wrightsville United Methodist Church, Board of Directors and Volunteer for New Hanover County Meals on Wheels Council on Aging & more.

Gale Wallace


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.

Gale was raised in Detroit Michigan and she and her family relocated to Wilmington, NC in 2004. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a North Carolina Brokers license.  She is an active member of Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as well as a member of the IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management).

Jack Sandlin


Jack Sandlin joined Clarendon Properties, LLC in the Summer of 2021. He graduated from NC State’s Poole College of Management with a finance degree and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before joining the firm.

In his role as project manager, Jack works closely with each member of the Clarendon team to service bidding, contracts, site selection, monitoring development budgets and more. He has worked extensively to grow his knowledge of different hotel brands as well as his understanding of FFE ordering and facilitation.

As a native to Wilmington, Jack is involved with the First Tee of Greater Wilmington and assists with fundraising and marketing/communications to help children in the community build character and life skills through golf.

Che Holligan


Che joins Clarendon as a project manager and brings with him a wealth of diverse experience designed to deliver real value to this organization. Che attended Drexel University where he studied Architectural Engineering before joining the workforce and gaining experience in Surveying and CAD design as well as Estimating and Project management for a diverse set of employers ranging from the city of Philadelphia to heavy civil contractors. Changing course Che joined Transwall which focused on demountable partitions and the manufacturing industry. During his tenure with Transwall Che held several positions of increasing responsibility ending with the oversight of major clients like Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Ameriprise in North America, where he grew these accounts to represent approximately 25% of the overall company revenue in 2 years. Che then relocated to Wilmington to work with Brookfield Properties as the Senior Development Manager responsible for managing all aspects of the construction of a 1400 acre master planned community through various phases of development. Most recently Che spent time at Tongue and Groove as a pre construction estimator and project manager. Che is proud to have accumulated several certifications along the way that will enhance the team at Clarendon.

Originally from Brooklyn New York, Che grew up in Philadelphia. He and his family are pleased to call Wilmington home and have set down strong roots here in the community. When Che is not in the office you will find him spending time with his family, listening to music or playing a very competitive game of monopoly with his family.

Lisa Morris


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.

Lisa was raised in Wake Forest, NC and relocated to Wilmington, NC in 2009.  She
is the proud mother of 3 children, and 2 grandchildren, Cohen, and Noah Claire that are her world!

Anna Frazier Sandlin


Anna Frazier Sandlin  joined Clarendon Properties, LLC in the Summer of 2020 to head up social media marketing and public relation initiatives. A graduate of NC State’s College of Textiles with a creative background, brand management and graphic design come second nature. 

While Anna Frazier’s initial interest was to increase Clarendon’s virtual footprint, she also hopes to use her position to help the Clarendon team get more involved in the Greater Wilmington Community through humanitarian efforts.

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Clarendon Properties, LLC
2601 Iron Gate Drive Suite 201
Wilmington, NC 28412 
 (910) 256-2672