Carolinas Chapter of CRE Leadership Directory

The Carolinas Chapter of CRE™ directory of active members. Click on a members name to view their complete CRE™ Profile.

2017 Carolinas Chapter of CRE Board of Directors


Tilman Thomas Gates
Chapter Chair - Charlotte, NC

Tom is the principal attorney of the Law Offices of Tilman Thomas Gates PLLC, which represent a select group of real estate and corporate clients on projects in the United States and abroad, and founder of Gates Property Group LLC, which engages in principal and advisory roles in real estate projects.

Contact Tom (704) 800-5585


Geoffrey Curme
Vice Chair, Membership Chair - Charlotte, NC

Geoffrey is a Managing Member of Mount Vernon Asset Management. In a joint venture with Stewart Title of the Carolinas, Mount Vernon provides transaction management services to institutional investors, loan servicers, and professional service providers. In 2013 with partner, Vision Ventures, they acquired the EpiCentre in Charlotte's center city. Previously, Geoffrey launched and managed (CMBS) special servicing unit for a top five US bank and served as senior asset manager for real estate capital markets.

Contact Geoffrey (704) 331-6577


Fitzhugh Stout
Treasurer – Charlotte, NC

Fitzhugh is the Senior Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources, Inc. in Charlotte. The firm specializes in the valuation of residential subdivisions, medical office, Class-A office towers, eminent domain, and tax appeals.

Contact Fitzhugh (704) 206-8254


Jody Odom
Emcee of Events & Past Chair - Rock Hill, SC

Ms. Odom is a Commercial Appraisal Analyst with SouthState Bank. She provides acquisition, disposition, appraisals, brokerage, expert witness/litigation support, feasibility studies, highest and best use, investment analysis, lease/purchase evaluation, market studies, portfolio due diligence, site location, supply/demand analysis, lease and contract negotiation.

Contact Jody (803) 329-3111


John Culbertson
Director at Large - Charlotte, NC

John is the managing partner of Cardinal Real Estate Partners, LLC. He specializes in counseling and transaction management of land, industrial and office properties; coaching, negotiations and packaging of challenging assets.

Contact John (704) 953-5500


T.B. "Skeet" Harris, Jr
Director at Large - Charlotte, NC

Thomas B. "Skeet" Harris, Jr., MAI, CRE, FRICS is the President of T.B. Harris, Jr. & Associates, a full-service real property appraising and consulting firm. Founded in 1978, T.B. Harris, Jr. & Associates provides real estate valuation services, litigation support, and property advisory services for institutional,private, and public clients throughout the Southeast and MidAtlantic, with a focus in the Carolinas.

Contact Skeet (704) 334-4686

George Mann

George Mann
Director at Large - Foxfire, NC

George Mann is a sole proprietor, who specializes in the review of valuation reports nationally and internationally. He also assists financial institutions with FIRREA compliance. Mr. Mann is a nationally approved instructor with the Appraisal Institute and has published articles in The RMA Journal and The Appraisal Journal.

Contact George (804) 241-6044

Dave Pawlowski

Dave Pawlowski
Director at Large - Charlotte, NC

Dave is the Owner and President of Tax Advantage Property Services, LLC. Mr. Pawlowski specializes in property tax consulting, ad valorem appeals, and 1031 (tax deferred) exchanges for commercial properties.

Contact Dave (704) 665-5350


Thomas (Tom) J. Shircliff, CRE
Director at Large – Charlotte, NC

Tom is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Intelligent Buildings LLC. His practice focuses on smart buildings and smart community advisory services, primarily new large developments, or existing portfolios.

Contact Tom (704) 759-2710

Loren Kennedy CRE Raleigh

Loren Kennedy
National Board Member, Director at Large - Raleigh, NC

For the past ten years, Loren and his partner have operated Kennedy Advisors, LLC providing office and industrial real estate brokerage services for companies. They also negotiate public private partnerships nationally. In NC, they have completed three transformational public / private partnership deals involving The American Tobacco Project in downtown Durham, Progress Plaza in downtown Raleigh, and Tweetsie Railroad in Boone. He has served on several non profit boards, including as President of the Raleigh / Durham Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and Trustee of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation and Trust

Contact Loren (919) 573-6122


Ava R. P. Gritzuk
Managing Director of Events - Charlotte, NC

Ava has over 20 years of hospitality industry experience in businesses such as a major airline, a national travel franchisor, restaurants, hotels and resorts. Her positions with professional organizations have included business and financial management, marketing and sales, as well extensive meeting and special event planning. In addition, she has been an instructor in the Hospitality Management Program at Charlotte Piedmont Community College for the last 12 years.

Contact Ava (704) 556-7493

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