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ABOUT

LODEN Properties is a Raleigh-based commercial real estate development company that assembles multifaceted teams to create magnetic hospitality, retail and mixed-use experiences. We are driven to find opportunities that are unique, a bit unusual and potentially transformative in nature. Our overarching goal is to create places that contribute to the betterment and enhancement of the community.

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MEET OUR TEAM

 
 
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RUSS JONES

PARTNER

Russ began his professional career as an auditor for Ernst & Young and uses that financial background to enhance a lifetime of real estate knowledge gained from his father (Roddy Jones) and grandfather (Seby Jones). In 1999, he was hired to manage the assets in his grandfather's real estate portfolio and was hooked. In 2006, he became a shareholder in Davidson and Jones Hotel Corporation and became the majority shareholder in 2013. Russ has extensive hospitality development and management experience, including the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, the Marriott Courtyard at Triangle Town Center and the mixed-use development next to the Durham Performing Arts Center that includes the 134-room Aloft. Russ spends significant time contributing to the community, including current roles as Finance Committee Chair for the Dix Park Conservancy, Raleigh Convention Center Board Member and Advisory Board Member for Triangle Family Services. Russ served for many years as the manager for the Seby B Jones Charitable Foundation and as a result maintains a deep connection to the many charitable organizations that support the Raleigh/Durham community.

 
 
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HENRY WARD

PARTNER

With a background in engineering and corporate law, Henry has built his career in commercial real estate having leased, managed and developed retail, hospitality and mixed-use projects in the Triangle for the last decade. Prior to co-founding LODEN Properties with Russ Jones, Henry was the Chief Operating Officer of York Properties where he led development and acquisition efforts and a seasoned team of real estate professionals managing over 4 million square feet. Some of his experience includes the redevelopment of Gateway Plaza, The Longleaf Hotel, the Target Hillsborough St., 111 Seaboard and the acquisition of the Powerhouse Square. Henry is active in the community and currently serves on the board of Band Together, a nonprofit organization that uses music to drive social change that has raised over $9 million for our community since inception.

 
 
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CHRISTINE MCDONALD

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Christine has spent the majority of her career in and around commercial real estate, having worked for architects, general contractors and commercial real estate companies giving her a well-rounded perspective on the industry. An interior designer by education, Christine focused her career path in marketing and graphic design for professional services with 20+ years leading those efforts for a variety of firms in the Triangle. As Creative Director for LODEN Properties, she works closely with the partners to guide the design direction of the development projects and leads marketing and public relations for the organization. She is a member of Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women.