John is responsible for the marketing and leasing of the company’s retail projects, performing market analysis, as well as establishing and maintaining client relationships.
As a Partner in Childress Klein’s retail division, John is responsible for executing the strategic plan for long-term value and growth in the southeast corridor through the development and leasing of retail projects. Since joining Childress Klein, John has completed more than $75 million in lease transactions and secured more than 250,000 square feet in retail developments. With a focus on uniting building users and the built environment, he is passionate about discovering what each client is trying to achieve by immersing himself in their world in an effort to better understand their unique vision and needs.
MBA | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.A. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Partner, 2013 - Present
Marketing Principal, 2005 - 2013
Leasing Agent, 2002 - 2005
Paramount Parks, Inc.
Manager of Financial Reporting and Treasury, 1999 - 2002
Financial Manager - US Operations, 1998 - 1999
Shepard Convention Services
Budget/Show Cost Analyst, 1993 - 1997
Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina and South Carolina)
International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
Trinity Episcopal School, Diversity Committee
First Presbyterian Church - Deacon
Simmons YMCA, Board of Managers - Former Board Chair 2011 – 2012
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Carolinas – Former Board of Directors
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John loves attending sporting events and has been to The Masters, Wimbledon, US Open, PGA, Daytona 500, and the World Series.