As Founder and Managing Partner of Suncrest, Sean is responsible for all business operations but maintains a keen focus on the creation and fulfillment of strategic relationships that can grow over the long term.
Sean’s professional real estate and capital markets business experience spans over the past 12 years. Prior to founding Suncrest, Sean managed a North America-wide Land Research and Acquisitions Department for a global real estate investment firm that, during his tenure as Executive Vice President, acquired over +/-75,000 acres of residential, commercial and industrial land and 3,000 vacant developed lots in many of America’s most active housing markets. Sean’s travels and experience over the past decade have helped him create a national network of real estate professionals and capital sources that continue to reveal rare and exclusive investment opportunities. Sean received his BA from the University of Victoria and earned his MBA from the WP Carey School of Business at ASU.
As Managing Partner, Mike is responsible for sourcing new land investment and development opportunities while contributing to Suncrest’s marketing, capital sourcing and business development activities.
Prior to joining Suncrest in September 2015, Mike’s professional real estate and capital markets business experience included the management of target market research and acquisitions in select markets across the United States for 10 years. In doing so, Mike, as SVP of Land Research and Acquisitions, was responsible for managing the acquisition of over +/-60,000 acres of residential, commercial and industrial land located in Greater Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Atlanta, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Southern California. Mike received his BA from the University of Victoria and holds the commercial and real estate investment designation CCIM as a recognized Certified Commercial Investment Member.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) James is an integral member of the executive leadership team with responsibility for all corporate financial strategy while managing the fiscal and fiduciary affairs of the organization. James and his team are responsible for the back-office management and all the financial reporting to the company’s institutional and private equity investors, lenders, government agencies and partners in business. As CFO James collaborates with the company’s management team developing and implementing the organization’s overall business plan to meet its strategic goals.
Prior to joining Suncrest in August 2017, James’ experience includes corporate financial planning & analysis and investment valuation. He was responsible for reporting financial results and advancing the process to further rely on advanced data analysis tools. Additionally, he was responsible for valuing investments and determining the optimal financing method for deals ranging from $100,000 to over $100M. He received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a MS in Finance and a MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Casey Werner, PE
Director of Land Development
As Director of Land Development, Casey is responsible for the oversight of land acquisition, entitlement, and site development activities.
Prior to joining Suncrest, Casey was a principal at ColeJenest & Stone, a Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture firm located in Charlotte, NC where he was responsible for the management of planning, design and engineering for complex projects ranging in overall construction cost from $10M to in excess of $100M. His senior role required involvement beginning at conception through close out to ensure the project was delivered on time and budget. Casey received a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and currently is a licensed Professional Engineer in Arizona and North Carolina.