40 Under 40: "We Treat Our Tenants Like Our Customers!"
What is your greatest professional accomplishment? Being named, along with my Cousin Mike, the 1st ever Salons by JC Franchisee of the Year and Greensboro’s small business person of the year in the same year.
What is your most notable project, deal or transaction? I’m most proud of the 2015 acquisition of St. George Square in Winston-Salem, NC. It was my 1st deal that I handled from soup to nuts. I sourced it, procured financing, and brought on outside investors to invest side by side with us. We worked closely with a Bridge Lender to set aside the appropriate Tenant Improvement dollars for our Salons by JC Franchise, who later expanded to the 1st floor as well. We immediately added a great deal of value since the building was 67% leased at purchase with a negative stigma and now its 100% leased and extremely active and embraced.
How do you contribute to your company and / or the industry? I am involved in all facets of our company. As a family business we all wear a lot of hats and we constantly throw ideas back and forth. On a day-to-day basis I oversee our Acquisitions, Leasing, and Investor Relationships teams and am responsible for future company strategy including business development and diversification.