Sean R. Garrett
President of Acquisitions
Sean leads Cullinan Properties’ Acquisitions and Dispositions Department with responsibilities for identifying acquisition targets, conducting financial analysis and due diligence, and ultimately closing on purchases. As a diversified real estate company, Cullinan’s acquisitions span several different asset types and range from raw development ground to stabilized, income-producing assets. Aside from acquisitions, Sean also heads up key strategic dispositions to ensure the Cullinan portfolio is well-balanced and consists of assets that align with our long-term portfolio strategy.
Sean provides daily direction to the leasing, marketing, and construction departments to help guide potential opportunities from inception to reality. He is responsible for maintaining and establishing many key relationships at Cullinan whether they are municipal partners, equity investors, brokers, buyers, sellers, or tenants. Helping our clients achieve success is a guiding value of our company and provides Sean with daily motivation.
Prior to joining Cullinan Properties in 2011, Sean served as a Development Associate in Washington, D.C. at Western Development Corporation, where he coordinated the pre-development of over 1 million SF of retail and mixed-use projects. He was also a contributing team member during the founding of Fundrise.com, which is now one of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms in the country. Sean graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sean is actively involved in the Peoria community. He currently serves on the Peoria CEO Council and as a Board Member of the BizPAC of Central Illinois where he recently completed two terms as Chairman. Sean has sat on the Advisory Council for the Emerging Philanthropists and has served on several cabinets and committees for the Heart of Illinois United Way.
Sean and his wife Crystal love traveling, mountain biking, and snowboarding in their free time. He is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico and has grown up in the real estate business as the son of a real estate developer.