Barry James Moves Up the Ladder at Crosland Southeast

Crosland Southeast appointed Barry James as the company's new partner–the first since the company was established five years ago.

Charlotte, N.C.—Developer Crosland Southeast announced that Barry James has been promoted to partner at the company, coinciding with the company’s fifth anniversary. James is responsible for the design, development and construction of Crosland Southeast’s wide-ranging and growing portfolio of projects, and oversees the design and construction project management team.

Barry James
Barry James

“Project management and construction is an essential piece of our company’s growth, and the fact that we have a partner with a high level of expertise in the field is a major asset,” said Tim Sittema, partner at Crosland Southeast, in prepared remarks. “Barry’s leadership and ability to manage our largest construction projects from conception to completion enhances our capacity to create projects more efficiently and economically.”

During the four years James has worked at Crosland Southeast, he’s overseen the project management and construction of major projects including the 90-acre mixed-use Waverly development in south Charlotte that offers 250,000 square feet of retail, two six-story Class A office buildings, two medical office buildings, 375 upscale apartments and 150 single-family homes and townhomes. Additionally, James manages the design and construction of One Bellevue Place, a redevelopment of the Bellevue Mall in Nashville, Tenn. This $200 million project integrates 350,000 square feet of retail, 337 class A apartment homes, a 111-room Hilton Home2 Hotel and up to 300,000 square feet of office space.

Before joining the Crosland Southeast team, James spent 13 years with American Asset Corp. in Charlotte, most recently as executive vice president, where he was responsible for the development of 3.7 million square feet of retail, office and industrial property. James was also involved in planning 1,000 acres of mixed-use projects in North and South Carolina. Prior to American Asset Corp., James worked for Transwestern Investment Co., underwriting more than $250 million in acquisitions and $100 million in development projects. As an architect, he was a team member for RTKL Associates, the award-winning architectural firm that worked on the schematic design, design development and construction documentation for mixed-use and retail projects across the United States, as well as in China, Germany, Korea, Spain and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.