About Us

Centerlane Capital is an emerging investment manager formed in 2014 by partners Richard Sesler, Joe Taylor and Greg Blinn to make select commercial real estate private equity investments. Our team’s combined 40+ years of  real estate experience allows Centerlane to leverage its relationships with best in class developers and operators in order to gain access to unique and compelling opportunities. Our investments are deal driven in the middle market tier with a Southeast US focus. To date, Centerlane has invested over $50 million of equity in transactions totaling $435 million. Product types include value-add acquisitions, opportunistic as well as development opportunities focusing in the Multifamily, Office and Retail space.

Team

GREGORY J. BLINN, Partner

gblinn@centerlanecapital.com

Mr. Blinn is responsible for sourcing and maintaining investor and capital relationships for the firm. Prior to co-founding Centerlane Capital, he was a credit derivatives broker for Creditex in New York City. During his tenure at Creditex, Mr. Blinn helped build their HY tranche desk into one of the top performers in the market. Mr. Blinn has been an investor and syndicator of several real estate investments in residential and commercial properties. He currently holds two securities licenses (Series 7 and 63). Mr. Blinn is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College.

RICHARD G. SESLER, Partner

rsesler@centerlanecapital.com

Mr. Sesler was a founding principal of Guggenheim Real Estate with responsibilities for capital raising and identification of local operating partners. He also served on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Sesler was Managing Partner of Faison Capital Advisors, serving as fiduciary managing real estate assets on behalf of tax-exempt investors, foreign institution and high net worth individuals. During his 35 year real estate career, Mr. Sesler has acquired on behalf of clients a diverse universe of real estate assets, including non-performing properties, discounted notes, mezzanine loans, CMBS and CDO’s, development joint ventures and limited partnership interests. He has been the founding partner of three real estate investment and finance organizations in addition to co-founding Centerlane Capital. Mr. Sesler is the founder of Camp Blue Skies Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities through recreation, socialization and life skills education. Mr. Sesler is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with an MBA from Washing University of St. Louis.

JOSEPH W. TAYLOR, Partner

jtaylor@centerlanecapital.com

In addition to deal sourcing and underwriting, Mr. Taylor is responsible for sourcing and maintaining investor and capital relationships for the firm. Prior to co-founding Centerlane Capital, he was most recently Vice President of Investor Relations for Grubb Properties, a 50 year old real estate development and investment company with over 2 billion in transactions. During his tenure, Mr. Taylor led the overall capital raise for four private equity real estate investment funds including over $478 million in transactions, 4,360 multifamily units and over 1 million commercial square feet. Mr. Taylor is a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker and holds two securities licenses (Series 7 and Series 66). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Crisis Assistance Ministry, is an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Leadership Charlotte. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Investments

Waverly
Charlotte, NC

Mission Ridge
Chantilly, VA

Southeast Land Portfolio
Southeast, US

Innes Street
Salisbury, NC

The Enclave
Clemson, SC

Home Depot MTC
Atlanta, GA

Contact Us

2820 Selwyn Avenue, Suite 500

Charlotte, NC  28209

Phone: 704.909.7832

Email: jtaylor@centerlanecapital.com

Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.

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