Charlie began his career in retail development, leasing, and brokerage in 2013 with LEGACY Development, a national development firm. As a paid intern he was initially tasked with market research, updating proformas, and small shop leasing across LEGACY’s Kansas City area portfolio. Within his first year, Charlie executed multiple leases at Wyandotte Plaza (210,000 sf grocery-anchored strip center located in Kansas City, KS) and Truman’s Marketplace (395,000 sf power center located in Grandview, MO), two of Kansas City’s highest-profile redevelopments that year, and was hired as a leasing associate. In 2016 Charlie was promoted to Senior Leasing Manager and assumed the lead leasing role for The Streets of Brentwood (500,000 sf lifestyle center in Brentwood, CA), Ward Parkway Center (550,000 sf power center and enclosed mall), and Liberty Commons (325,000 sf power center located in Liberty, MO). His persistence, competitiveness, and tenacity helped him land five first-to-market restaurant concepts at the Ward Parkway Center’s Restaurant Pavilion and over of 95,000 sf worth of new tenants to the project in total.
In January of 2018, Charlie joined Crossroads Real Estate Group (CREG) as a Partner. Since joining Crossroads Charlie has played a critical role in leasing ground-up developments (Summit Orchard 110,000 sf power center, Phase II Prairiefire (100,000 SF+ mixed-use project), expanding the companies tenant rep presence within the small business community, and bolstering CREG's retail listings through his relationships with 18th &; Vine stakeholders, Pulse Development (Westport’s largest property owner), and Mac Properties (Midtown’s largest mixed-use developer).
Charlie grew up about an hour and a half northwest of Kansas City in Maryville, MO. As a two sport all-conference and all-district athlete, he went on to play football at Northwest Missouri State University where he was a member of the 2009 National Championship team. While at Northwest Charlie was also a member of the political science club and received a BS in political science with a minor in international relations. With a passion for community building Charlie is currently a board member for Urban Rangers Corps, Black Excellence KC, and Troost Market Collective.