President of Acquisitions and Director of Community Relations
As President of Acquisitions and Director of Community Relations, Sean Garrett oversees all aspects of the acquisition process, including financial analysis, due diligence and underwriting, while also developing and maintaining important relationships with Cullinan Properties’ community partners. Sean regularly makes investment presentations to senior management, investors, lenders and municipalities. Sean also provides daily guidance to the leasing and construction departments to help guide potential opportunities from inception to reality. While at Cullinan, Sean has successfully sourced and structured $75 million in debt and equity for new developments, refinancings and acquisitions.
Sean joined Cullinan Properties in 2011. Prior to joining Cullinan, he was a Development Associate in Washington, DC at Western Development Corporation, where he coordinated the pre-development of over 1 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects. Sean was also a contributing team member at Western during the founding of Fundrise.com, which is now one of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms in the country.
Sean is actively involved in the Peoria community. He presently serves on the board of the Central Illinois BizPAC, is a member of the Peoria CEO Council, and is on the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Strategic Action Committee. Sean is a regular volunteer for the Heart of Illinois United Way, where he has served on the Agency Audit committee and as a cabinet member for the 2013 United Way Campaign. As a Generation United co-chair, Sean helped establish the BoardSERVE educational program which helps prepare young leaders for the local non-profit board services. In 2014 Sean was recognized by InterBusiness Issues as one of Peoria’s 40 Leaders Under Forty.
Sean graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania.