John E. Reece II

Managing Partner

336.793.0890, ext 101

John, formerly Triad Division President at Highwoods Properties, Managing Partner for Carter & Associates and Magnolia Partners, offers a wealth of commercial real estate development experience in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro markets. 

While at Highwoods, John was responsible for the Triad Division, the largest at Highwoods, with more than 9 million square feet of suburban office and industrial space in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. He has been responsible for total leasing/development transactions of $425 million and acquisition transactions of $275 million. Mr. Reece brings significant experience in commercial real estate including project leasing, development and corporate services.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Former President and Executive Committee Member of the Piedmont Triad Chapter - National Association of Industrial and Office Park Developers
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - North Carolina


  •  Developed and leased 300,000-square foot C&D Showroom building in High Point, North Carolina
  • Developed and leased 140,000-square foot One AirPark East in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Acquired, leased and sold 150,000-square foot  FieldCrest Cannon office building in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Participated in the merger of Forsyth Partners and Highwoods Properties
  • Acquired the 700,000-square foot Bissell flex portfolio in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Developed build-to-suit projects for Hewlett-Packard (3), Simplex,  Ikon, RMIC, Sara Lee, New Breed Logistics and RF Micro Devices in North Carolina
  • Acquired $ 200,000,000.00 Shelton Portfolio in North Carolina
  • Developed 670,000-square foot AirPark South in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Developed 90,000-square foot Concourse Center in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Acquired 80-acre JP site and 100-acre Benson site for Highwoods Properties in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Responsible for expanding the Highwoods Triad Division from 4.5 to 9.5 million square feet (largest division of Highwoods Properties)
  • Developed, leased and sold 470,000-square foot One West Fourth Street office building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Represented both Seller and Buyer in $8,000,000 Hillcrest land transaction in Winston–Salem
  • Managing Partner of 230,000 square foot Park Building in Winston-Salem 
  • Managing Partner of Commercial Real Estate Advisors – Owner of 120,000 square feet of Medical Office space in Winston-Salem and Charlotte. 

Community Service:

  • Member of Data Max Foundation Board of Directors 
  • Former Member of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Forsyth Country Day School
  • Former Member of Parents Council Wake Forest University
  • Former Member of Deacon Club Board of Directors Wake Forest University


Wake Forest University 1981 - Bachelor of Arts