Founded in 2009, South Street Partners is a private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC with over $1 billion of assets under management. South Street acts as a principal investment platform as well as an operating partner and co-investor for institutional partners interested in special situations, opportunistic and value add real estate investments in the Southeastern United States as well as select continental US and international markets.

Meet the Team

Patrick Melton

Managing Partner

Jordan Phillips

Partner

Chris Randolph

Partner

Will Culp

Partner

Scott Coblentz

President - southeast land management

Bennette Cornwell

Investor Relations Manager and Accountant - southeast land management

Henry Armistead

Vice President

Peter Lunenburg

Vice President

Rob Duckett

Vice President and President of The Cliffs

Chris Calloway

Vice President and Operations Manager of The Cliffs

Amy Anderson

Vice President of Marketing

Dixie Norris

Vice President of Human Resources

Pat Shedler

Vice President of Information Technology

Patrick is responsible for all aspects of South Street Partners, including acquisitions, sales, development and operations. Previously, Patrick was a Partner at Discovery Land Company, a developer of high-end private golf communities. Patrick’s focus was acquisitions, finance, project management, and operations oversight across the entire portfolio of communities. Prior to joining Discovery, Patrick served in a number of roles at Terrabrook, a real estate development, investment, and management subsidiary of Westbrook Partners. During this time, Terrabrook was the largest owner and developer of master planned communities in the country. Prior to Terrabrook, Patrick began his real estate career in Washington, DC as a consultant with Ernst & Young’s Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group and KPMG’s Real Estate, Mortgage and Hospitality Group. Patrick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School. He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters.

Jordan provides substantial experience in the acquisition, management, reporting, and financing of real estate assets. He is focused on asset management and operations as well as development oversight at South Street Partners. Jordan was previously with Discovery Land Company, a developer of second home golf course club communities. While at Discovery, Jordan was responsible for a multitude of projects and was directly involved in all areas of the company’s operation. His tenure included lengthy stints in The Bahamas, Mexico, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to joining Discovery, Jordan worked for Inter-Asia Venture Management in Hong Kong, China. Jordan received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jordan currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, daughter and son.

In addition to deal sourcing, acquisitions and asset management, Chris sources and maintains investor and capital relationships at South Street. He is also responsible for sales and marketing initiatives at Kiawah. Previously, Chris ran acquisitions in the real estate group at Summit Capital Management, a private equity firm with over $300 million of assets under management. At Summit, Chris focused primarily on opportunistic, middle market, multifamily real estate investments. Chris was also involved in Summit’s development of a high end private club golf course outside of Annapolis, Maryland. Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in American History. He serves on the Medical University of South Carolina’s Board of Visitors as well as on numerous other local boards including the MUSC Children’s Hospital, the First Tee of Charleston and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. Chris currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and yellow lab.

Will’s responsibilities at South Street Partners include deal sourcing, acquisition, equity and debt structuring, and asset management. He was most recently Vice President of Investments for Crescent Resources, a $1 billion real estate development and investment company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Crescent, Will was responsible for all existing residential portfolio asset management, all new residential investments, and completing a $100 million equity raise for the Company. Previous to Crescent, Will worked for Hillwood Investments, a Dallas, Texas based development and investment firm and one of the top privately owned real estate companies in the country. Will’s responsibilities included asset management for Hillwood’s residential luxury investments. Will began his career with Inter-Asia Venture Management in Hong Kong, China. Will received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Will currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and children.

Scott is the President of South Street Partners’ Southeast Land Management, LLC and has shared management responsibilities across all aspects of the 51 property level companies. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Scott began his real estate career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Investment Banking group in Charlotte, NC before joining Crescent Communities in 2011 as Director of Residential Finance and Investments. At Crescent, Scott was responsible for evaluating residential acquisition opportunities and providing asset management for all existing portfolio communities which included implementing corporate portfolio strategies, project underwriting and financing activity. Most recently, Scott was a Director with Princeton Communities in Charlotte where he was responsible for all facets of new development activities including contract negotiations, site planning and design, interaction with local and state governmental officials and staff, rezoning, contractor selection and oversight. In addition to development responsibilities, Scott evaluated and negotiated all contracts on existing land development parcels being sold to regional and national homebuilders and managed all aspects of the sale and due diligence process. Scott earned his M.B.A. from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and holds a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Bennette assists with day-to-day asset management responsibilities for South Street Partners’ land holdings. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Bennette’s previous experience includes consulting, bookkeeping, human resources, event management, and fundraising. She was most recently Assistant Director of SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House where she prepared financial reports and managed strategic planning and marketing for fundraising events. Prior to SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, Bennette worked in the hospitality space providing office management and bookkeeping services. Bennette graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Henry’s responsibilities at South Street Partners include acquisitions, development, and asset management. He was most recently Senior Associate at Fifth Third Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina where he focused on both buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt capital raising assignments. Prior to Fifth Third Securities, Henry worked for Challenger Capital Group, a Dallas, Texas based boutique investment bank focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions. Henry began his career with ORIX Corporate Capital in Dallas, Texas where he provided middle-market companies flexible capital for leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and acquisitions. Henry graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Business from the Cox School of Business. Henry is a native of Statesville, North Carolina.

Peter’s responsibilities at South Street Partners include deal sourcing, acquisitions, and asset management. He was most recently a Vice President of Investment Banking at BTIG in San Francisco, California where he focused on equity and debt capital raising assignments as well as mergers and acquisitions for corporate clients across the real estate sector. Peter graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics with Financial Applications.

Rob has over 30 years of experience working in the hospitality management industry, 23 of which has been in private club management. Rob has spent the last 16 years of his career with Discovery Land Company holding management and executive positions at several of their communities/clubs and most recently serving as the CEO of Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club in Cashiers, NC. Rob is a veteran of the United States Air Force and graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

As Operations Manager at The Cliffs and Vice President at South Street Partners, Chris’ responsibilities include all aspects of club operations, development and project management. Most recently, Chris was a Director with Heritage Golf Group, a boutique owner and operator of private and daily fee golf clubs throughout the Southeast. His responsibilities included operations, development and project management across all owned properties. Chris received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A marketing veteran with 22 years of industry experience, Amy’s focus as Vice President of Marketing for South Street Partners is to oversee the strategy and execution of marketing programs for corporate, real estate development, and club entities. Prior to joining South Street, Amy served as Vice President of Marketing for The Cliffs as well as Chief Marketing Officer for Timbers Resorts, where she managed the resort hospitality and real estate marketing for their portfolio across the globe. A native South Carolinian, Amy has returned to her roots after 17 years in Colorado. Amy is a passionate photographer and horseback rider and received a BFA from University of Georgia in Art Education and a BFA in Graphic Design from Trident College. Amy resides in Charleston, SC with her husband and twin girls.

Dixie Norris is responsible for overseeing Human Resources for the more than 1,200 associates of South Street Partners’ employee base.  Her experience includes Human Resource management across multiple industries with a focus on hospitality.  Dixie served as Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Regional Human Resources Director across six states, as well as International Human Resources Director for Kiawah Partners, serving the US, St. Kitts, and Ireland.  In addition, she owned and operated Lowcountry Human Resources Consulting, LLC. Dixie graduated from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and holds various Human Resources certifications. She is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Palmetto Goodwill and is a member of the Seasonal Employer Alliance.  Dixie resides in Charleston, SC.

As the VP of Information Technology, Pat oversees the technology needs for all South Street Partner entities.  While attending college, Pat was hired by Abacus 21, a Buffalo based hospitality software developer.  After working in the roles of customer service technician, onsite installer, trainer, and software developer; he left to work for Club Resort Solutions as a consultant.  When offered the opportunity relocate to the Charleston area and work exclusively for Kiawah Partners and Colleton River Plantation, he jumped at the opportunity. During his time at Kiawah Partners, Pat has overseen the IT Departments on Kiawah Island, Doonbeg Golf Club in Ireland, Christophe Harbour in St Kitts, and now The Cliffs. Pat is a graduate of State University of New York – Fredonia with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and a minor in Computer Science.  He currently resides in Summerville, SC with his wife and son.

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11.01.2020.

Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate Announces Front Nine Lane

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11.01.2020.

South Street Launches Residences at Salamander

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10.27.2020.

The Cliffs Highlights Cliffs Builders Expansion and Q3 Sales

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09.30.2020.

Cliffs Builders Team New Hires

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07.28.2020.

The Cliffs Announces 2020 Mid-Year Sales

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07.11.2020.

Kiawah Partners and MUSC

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06.26.2020.

Developer Pays $24M for 14 Oceanfront Acres on Kiawah to Build New Condos

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06.07.2020.

The Cliffs Announces Cliffs Builders and Meadowview

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06.01.2020.

South Street Announces MUSC Facility on Kiawah Island

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05.01.2020.

Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate Launches Cottages at Marsh Walk

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03.05.2020.

America’s Capital Partners Sells Charlotte Campus for $102M

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03.05.2020.

Private Equity Firm Pays $102 Million for Three Offices Next to Charlotte’s Airport

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01.31.2020.

South Street Announce Dan Whalen as President of Kiawah Island Real Estate

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06.12.2019.

Charlotte’s South Street hints at ‘hands-on’ approach after acquiring Blue Ridge luxury communities

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05.23.2019.

Industry Veteran Rob Duckett Named President of The Cliffs

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05.22.2019.

South Street Partners begins to implement long-term vision for The Cliffs

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05.06.2019.

USGA bringing Four-Ball Championship to Kiawah Island Club

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05.02.2019.

Local food gets top billing at new Kiawah Island Club restaurant developed by Mike Lata

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04.26.2019.

The Cliffs Experiences Nearly 30 Percent Growth In Q1 2019 Real Estate Sales

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04.24.2019.

The Cliffs announces increased Q1 sales, breaks ground on Keowee Vineyards Lakehouse

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03.05.2019.

Charlotte-based developer acquires Blue Ridge luxury communities

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03.04.2019.

South Street Partners Acquires The Cliffs

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03.02.2019.

THE CLIFF’S PROPERTIES SOLD

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03.01.2019.

The Cliffs Sold to South Street Partners

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03.01.2019.

Cliffs Communities Mountain Golf Resorts Sold to Charlotte Investor

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03.01.2019.

The Cliffs communities announces new ownership

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03.01.2019.

Kiawah developer’s parent buys 7 luxury mountain communities

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03.01.2019.

Investment firm buys 7 Cliffs properties, including 1 in Arden

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07.19.2018.

$125 Million Senior Living Facility Coming to Kiawah Island Near Charleston

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04.30.2018.

Kiawah Island: South Carolina’s Exclusive Island Retreat

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04.28.2018.

Kiawah Resort Developer Boosts Charitable Giving

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07.14.2017.

Praelium Commercial Real Estate, South Street Partners Purchase Office Park in Metro Atlanta for $54M

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07.12.2017.

JV Investors Buy Massive Marietta Office Park

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06.03.2016.

Charlotte Firm Takes Over Management of Pittenger Land Deals

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11.16.2015.

Governor Nikki Haley Announces One SC Fund For Flooding Relief

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02.10.2014.

Trump to Buy Irish Resort Built by Kiawah Partners

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12.05.2013.

Kiawah Partners Sells Freshfields to NYC Group

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06.03.2013.

Charlotte’s South Street Partners Buys Kiawah Island Developer

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01.11.2012.

Starwood, South Street Partners Acquire 1 MSF North Beach Towers in Myrtle Beach

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01.06.2012.

Starwood Capital Group and South Street Partners Complete Purchase of North Beach Towers

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