George has a diverse background in commercial and residential real estate. His experience spans a broad spectrum of transactions from underwriting residential and commercial distressed debt and REO deals to developing a residential resort community in Southeast Asia.
Since starting with Mackinac Partners, George has been actively involved in the restructuring of a $700mm real estate debt portfolio. George created complex cash flow models, developed cash management controls, and helped manage the portfolio through a chapter 11 filing and ~$100mm in asset dispositions. In addition, George has played a key role in buy side due diligence engagements for various large private equity firms.
Prior to Mackinac Partners, George worked as an acquisitions associate for South Street Partners, a real estate investment and operating company based in Charlotte, NC, underwriting residential and commercial distressed debt and REO deals.
George earned a MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School with a concentration in finance and real estate. He gained valuable experience as a selected co-manager of KFBS’s $2mm student run real estate private equity fund. As a manager he was responsible for deal sourcing, valuation analysis and due diligence.
Between his first and second year of business school, George worked at Cousins Properties in Atlanta, GA as a summer development associate. He was assigned to a $100mm+ mixed use redevelopment project in Chapel Hill, NC. In addition, he played a critical role in a bank commissioned valuation of a $3bn office portfolio.
His career began in Southeast Asia where he developed resort residential real estate. As a partner in a small Thai development company, he gained experience in all aspects of international real estate development. His duties included concept generation, budgeting and marketing.
George also earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina.View Other Professionals