Mr. John Culbertson, SIOR, CRE, CCIM

Cardinal Partners

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Cardinal Partners
Phone: +1 17049535500

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John has developed proprietary processes for all aspects of real estate sales, leasing and development. He has development and transaction experience throughout the United States, and has worked with a wide variety of public and private institutional clients. John obtained his MBA from the McColl School of Business (the Executive MBA program at Queens College) and is a frequent participant in Harvard's Program on Negotiation.

John created Cardinal Real Estate Partners, LLC after working as senior vice president at Trammell Crow Company and International Airport Centers, an institutional real estate developer of airport cargo facilities owned by a top-five pension fund. He has been appointed to many boards throughout the industry, including the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (Chair of Plans and Programming), NAIOP, REBIC, the Mecklenburg/Union Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Charlotte Regional Roads Committee and the Charlotte City Club House Committee. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.

John values civic involvement and is an active member of his community. He is president ex-officio of the Queens University Learning Society, as well as a member of the board of visitors for Johnson C. Smith University. He has sat on the board of directors for the Children's Theatre of Charlotte and the development committee for Trinity Episcopal School.

John has been an enthusiastic participant in the Strategic Coach™ program since 2000.

He resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Leslie and their three active boys.




  • Harvard Program on Negotiation, Strategic Coach Program, College of Charleston - BS, Queens University - MBA


  • North Carolina Department of Commerce Economic Development Board Appointee, CoStar Power Broker