I'm a real estate investor, broker, entrepreneur, and trusted advisor. I started my real estate career in 1999 shortly after completing my undergraduate degrees in finance and natural resources at Michigan State University. In conjunction with my family's timber
company in North Michigan, I began negotiating the purchase and sale of timber rights on large tracts of forestland. This led to the purchase of large tracts of vacant land, waterfront property, and vacant land and commercial buildings in industrial zones. After developing several parcels of land, building multiple custom homes and selling them at profitable prices, I earned my real estate license to offer advice to people coming to me asking to represent them on mountain property in North Carolina. My business now is primarily residential and commercial real estate in and around Charlotte as well as in several key mountain towns throughout Western North Carolina. I've marketed and sold virtually every type of real estate: vacant land in Myers Park, Lake Norman, Lake Lure, etc. to starter homes to luxury estates to apartment complexes. My goal is to provide the best advice possible to my clients in the purchase and sale of real property.
Listing and selling real estate in and around Charlotte, NC, providing trusted real estate advisory services to my clients all over the United States, buying/developing vacant land, advising clients on the purchase of real estate in their IRA accounts, custom home design and building expertise.
* NC, SC & MI Real Estate Broker
* BS Natural Resources & BBA finance - Michigan State University
* MBA Entrepreneurial Marketing & Finance - Michigan State University
* Candidate: Executive Masters of Science in Real Estate & Construction Mgt. - University of Denver
* Corporate Banking and Investment Mgt. - Bank One and Morgan Stanley 1997-2000
* Timberland Asset Mgt. and Sales - The Sidell Organization 2000-2007
* Real Estate Development & Investment - C. Douglas Sidell & Co. LLC 2003-Present
* Director - Town & Country Cedar Homes 2008-Present
* Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship/Investment Mgt./Strategic Planning - North Central Mich. College 2004-2008
I enjoy fly fishing, upland bird hunting, deer hunting, golf, classic cars, baseball, teaching & coaching others, reading, traveling, working with people, and designing/building luxury timber homes.
May 2009 – Present
I joined Helen Adams Realty to offer buyer representation of mountain property and vacant lots in Charlotte's luxury home communities. I also offer the Carolina mountain communities that I target for my homes in the Charlotte MLS.
President, C. Douglas Sidell & Co. LLC, Real Estate industry
May 2001 – Present
C. Douglas Sidell & Co. LLC is a real estate and design-build professional services firm located in Charlotte, NC. It offers buyer representation of high-end vacant property throughout the carolina mountains and the Lake Norman area. The firm has partnered with Helen Adams Realty to establish itself as the premier provider of real estate advisory services to buyers and sellers of vacant property and high-end luxury homes in the Lake Norman area. Also, as a licensed builder the firm is an investor in and independent Director of Town & Country Cedar Homes of Petoskey, MI. Town & Country has been designing and building the finest wooden homes in America for over 62 years. The firm's design studio and office is located at the Lake Norman location of Helen Adams Realty.
Professional Training & Coaching industry
August 2004 – May 2007 (2 years 10 months)
Conducted lectures and 100 level courses in entrepreneurship, strategic planning in small business, raising early-stage capital, marketing, and investment management.
Groups and Associations
President/Organizer - Lake Norman Michigan State University Alumni Assocation
Member - Charlotte Regional Realtor Association
Member - National Association of Realtors
Member - Government Affairs Committee - Charlotte Regional Realtors Association
Member - Charlotte MLS
Memver - Board of Governers for the Rea Estate and Building Industry Coalition
Member - Michigan State University Alumni Association
Member - Eli Broad College of Business Alumni of Michigan State University
Member - Michigan State University Accounting and Finance Community
Member - Charlotte/Piedmont MSU Alumni Group
Member - NC Entrepreneur
Member - NC Land Development & Construction
Member - Network Charlotte
Member - Trout Unlimited
Member - Pheasants Forever
Member - Ruffed Gouse Society
Honors and Awards
Contributing Member of Vista Research - Society of Industry Leaders
Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Leadership Academy