Sean Garrett
President of Acquisitions and Director of Community Relations
Sean 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. He also provides daily guidance to the leasing, marketing, and construction departments to help guide potential opportunities from inception to reality. Sean leads monthly Strategy Meetings focused on ensuring Cullinan Properties maintains a long-term vision and makes necessary adjustments in order to remain a national leader in commercial real estate development. 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 Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Sean is actively involved in the Peoria community. He presently serves as President of Central Illinois BizPAC and is a member of the Peoria CEO Council and the Emerging Philanthropists advisory council. Sean regularly volunteers with Heart of Illinois United Way, where he has served on the Agency Audit committee, as a cabinet member for the United Way Campaign and co-chair of Generation United. He has been recognized by InterBusiness Issues as one of Peoria’s 40 Leaders Under Forty.