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Regional Director, Midwest

Mr. Horne is a Regional Director for Sterling Organization. He is based in Chicago and oversees leasing and asset management in Chicagoland and the Midwest. Mr. Horne also assists the acquisition team in sourcing off-market investments and analyzing acquisition opportunities.

Mr. Horne has 30 years of commercial real estate experience primarily in the Chicago area. Prior to joining Sterling Organization, Mr. Horne served as President of HSS Management Company, where he oversaw a 1.6 million square foot portfolio of shopping centers. Mr. Horne also previously held the positions of Vice President – Director of Leasing for Newcastle Properties LLC and Vice President – Director of Leasing and Operations for HSS Real Estate Inc. Mr. Horne holds a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.

Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic

Mr. Meeks is a Regional Director for Sterling Organization. He is based in McLean, VA, and oversees leasing and asset management of Sterling's properties in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Meeks also assists the acquisitions team in sourcing off-market investments and analyzing acquisition opportunities.

Mr. Meeks has well over a decade of experience in leasing, acquisitions and development. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Meeks was a Senior Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he managed a team of brokers, represented landlords and tenants, and was active in acquisitions. During his time at Newmark, Mr. Meeks worked represented national retailers such as Dollar Tree, Buffalo Wild Wings, Caribou Coffee, Walgreens, and Pollo Campero, as well as landlords including Kimco, Miller and Smith and Rose Investment Trust. Mr. Meeks also worked with Next Realty and Prudential Carruthers Real Estate where he focused on development and property management.

Mr. Meeks currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission in the City of Falls Church. He holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a M.A. from George Mason University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army infantry, 101st Airborne division.

 

Regional Director, Southeast

Mr. Morris is a Regional Director covering the Southeast for Sterling Organization.  Mr. Morris is based in Atlanta and oversees leasing and asset management in the region and also assists the acquisitions team in sourcing off-market investments and analyzing acquisition opportunities in the region.

Mr. Morris has 15 years of experience in leasing, development and acquisition of retail assets.  He has worked with both public and private REIT owners, such as JDN Realty Company, Faison and Associates and most recently, Cousins Properties.  Mr. Morris has a wide range of leasing knowledge and deal experience with grocery, lifestyle and power center developments.  He has developed strong relationships with a majority of anchor and junior anchor tenants and the brokers who represent them.  His duties have included managing leasing groups, big box leasing, and the disposition of assets.

Mr. Morris earned a B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, MA, and a Masters from Emory University in Atlanta.  He holds a Georgia Real Estate License.

 

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