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Todd G. Harrison

President and Managing Partner

Todd has over 29 years of real estate experience in the Charlotte, NC MSA market. Prior to the inception of Carolina Capital Land Partners, Todd spent more than 19 years with the national home building giant, Centex. As Vice President of Land for Centex’s Charlotte division, Todd was responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, and development of land and also worked extensively on the strategic marketing side of the business. He worked on projects that cumulatively produced over $2.1 billion in revenue and individual deals that ranged up to $45m in purchase price. Todd has worked on many large and high-profile rezoning cases with great successes in garnering both political and community support. He also helped author numerous creative solutions in dealing with neighbors and politicians that provided a win-win for both the company and the community. Todd is active with REBIC (Real Estate Building Industry Coalition) and SPPACE (Shelter Providers Political Action Committee). He holds real estate broker’s licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina.

 

 

Robert S. (Rob) Carter

Partner

Rob is a Partner and founding member of Berkeley Capital Advisors, LLC, which was formed in 1997. He is engaged in the brokerage of investment real estate throughout the Southeast and has been in commercial real estate sales since 1982. He is one of the Southeast’s most productive investment brokers, specializing in the sale of retail shopping centers and malls, freestanding single-tenant retail properties, office buildings and apartment properties. Rob has represented a variety of private, public and institutional clients in their property acquisitions and dispositions and has structured numerous investment partnerships, debt placements and joint venture facilities. During his career, Rob has arranged over $3.5 billion in investment transactions.  Prior to the inception of Berkeley Capital Advisors, LLC, Rob was with Lat Purser & Associates, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) from 1986 – 1997. Rob served on the Board of Charlotte Hospice between 2000 and 2009. He currently serves on the Board of the Central Avenue Bilingual Preschool and was the founder of Chameleons Journey, a Hospice sponsored grief camp for children.

 

 

John R. (Johnny) Belk

Partner

Johnny is Chief Operating Officer of Belk, Inc.  Belk, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest privately owned department store business in the United States with total revenues of approximately $3.7 billion for the fiscal year 2012. Belk, Inc. and its predecessors have been successfully operating department stores since 1888 by seeking to provide superior service and merchandise that meets customers’ needs for fashion, value, and quality.  At the end of fiscal year 2012, the Company operated 303 retail department stores in 16 states, primarily in the Southern United States. There is no business connection between Belk, Inc. and CCLP. Johnny serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Novant Health, Inc. based in Winston Salem, NC.  He has been a Director of Ruddick Corporation since 1997 and served on the corporate boards of Alltel Corporation from 1996 to 2007 and the Bank America Corporation from 2001 to 2004.

 

 

 

Advisory Board of Directors

 

Richard G. (Dick) Sesler

Advisory Board Member

Dick retired in 2007 as a founding Principal with Guggenheim Real Estate. He had regional responsibility for the Southeast, Midwest, and Middle Atlantic United States.

Prior to joining Guggenheim Real Estate, Dick was Managing Partner of Faison Capital Advisors, as a fiduciary managing real estate assets on behalf of tax-exempt investors, foreign institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.

During his real estate career, Dick has acquired, on behalf of clients, a diverse universe of real estate assets, including undervalued non-performing properties, discounted notes, mezzanine loans, CMBS’s and CBO’s, development joint ventures, and limited partnership interests.  He was the founding partner of three real estate investment and finance organizations.  Dick is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a MBA from Washington University of St. Louis.

Dick is the founder of the Sequoyah Star Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers by providing opportunities for life-skills education through recreation and socialization.

 

 Darren W. Ash

 Advisory Board Member

Darren serves as the Executive Director and founder of a new innovative multi-agency permanent supportive housing solution in Charlotte called Charlotte Family Housing.  Charlotte Family Housing takes selected “homeless or near homeless” working families with children directly from the shelters and places them in quality vacant apartments with a full array of wrap-around supportive services including social workers and volunteer teams. Charlotte Family Housing was formerly known as WISH (Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing).

Prior to Charlotte Family Housing and WISH, Darren was a founding partner of Apartment Realty Advisors, the second largest apartment investment sales company in the nation.  He sold his business interest in ARA in 2007 to devote full-time efforts toward running the WISH Program as its “unpaid” Director.

Earlier, Darren worked as a CPA in the tax department for Price Waterhouse and then as an Acquisitions Manager in Atlanta for the Portman Companies.  He also served as Senior Vice President and Eastern Regional Acquisitions Director in Atlanta for Metric Institutional Realty Advisors (now SSR Realty Advisors).  As Acquisitions Director, Darren was personally responsible for over $300 million in apartment acquisitions/dispositions made on behalf of various public pension funds, primarily CALPERs and CALSTRs.

He has served on eight homeless boards in Charlotte over the past 13 years, and has served on the steering committees of the Mecklenburg County 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and Housing Charlotte 2007.  He is a featured speaker to numerous groups regarding homelessness and affordable housing.

Memberships include being an active member of the National Multi-Housing Council, an active board member for several not-for-profit agencies that deal with homelessness issues including the Men’s Uptown Shelter, the Charlotte Rescue Mission, the Emergency Winter Shelter, and Away Home.  He was a former founding Board Member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (East Coast).

Darren is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree of Accounting (Tax Law, Magna cum Laude).

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