Before joining Sierra Properties in February of 2006, John White engaged in a commercial real estate practice with the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. where he represented a variety of developers and Real Estate Investment Trusts. While at Lowndes he represented clients in the acquisition, financing and operations of portfolios of restaurants, commercial retail, hotels and golf, spa and recreation resorts. He was heavily involved in the acquisition and commercial mortgage backed securities financing of properties including the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, La Quinta Resort & Club, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, and the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.
Prior to his time at Lowndes, White engaged in a commercial and residential real estate practice with Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP in the Outer Banks and Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
His involvement in the community has included service on the boards of directors of organizations including the Albemarle Food Bank, Pasquotank Committee of 100, and the Elizabeth City Boys and Girls Club. He worked as a volunteer youth worker on a small island village in Alaska for a year between college and law school where he secured grants for a drug-free youth program. He recently served as an Advisory Board Council Member for the University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center and was a member of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association. He is also actively involved in Easter Seals of Florida and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
White earned a bachelor of arts degree in History from Davidson College. His law degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law. While studying at UNC, he was an Editor of the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal and was a Staff Member of the School of Law’s Attorney General Office.
White is admitted to practice law in Florida and North Carolina. He is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, the Business Law Section and Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar. He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Real Property, Probate and Trust Section.
White and his wife Merriann reside in Tampa, Florida.