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 Institue (GRI) and a licensed Broker In Charge. Through the Realtor National Marketing Institue, 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.