Marsh Properties Leadership
Gretchen Marsh Johnston – Chairman
Gretchen Marsh Johnston, daughter of founder Lex Marsh, serves as Chairman for Marsh Properties. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of Charlotte Country Day School and of Davidson College. Born in Charlotte, Mrs. Johnston attended Charlotte Country Day School, Saint Mary’s and Hollins College. Gretchen is currently an active member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte City Club, Quail Hollow Country Club and Charlotte Country Club.
Jamie McLawhorn – President
Jamie McLawhorn serves as President of Marsh Properties where he oversees company operations including development and property management, strategic planning and investments. He grew up in eastern North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Accounting.
Before joining Marsh Properties in 1996, Jamie worked for Coopers & Lybrand in the tax division, focusing on real estate clients, and for First Union Mortgage Company as a Risk Manager and Strategic Planner. He is a licensed NC Real Estate Broker and has served the apartment industry in various positions with the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association including President and as a board member of the Apartment Association of North Carolina. In the community, Jamie serves or has served on the Boards of Levine Museum of the New South (Past Chair), Charlotte Country Day School and The Heineman Foundation at Carolinas Medical Center. He has served as an elder of Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Jamie is married to Hunter Johnston, granddaughter of Founder Lex Marsh. They have three children.
George Warren – Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President of Marsh Properties, George Warren is responsible for the non-residential real estate operations and joint venture investments in addition to corporate finance and accounting. Mr. Warren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from The University of North Carolina School of Law. After 10 years at Coopers and Lybrand as a supervisor and manager in the tax department, George practiced law with Perry, Patrick, Farmer & Michaux for six years specializing in tax and corporate law prior to joining Marsh Properties in 1998.
Mr. Warren is a member of the North Carolina and Mecklenburg County Bar Associations and serves on the Board of the Metrolina Association for the Blind.
Margenia Love – Vice-President – Director of Property Management
As Vice-President and Director of Property Management, Margenia Love is responsible for the overall successful operation of the Marsh Portfolio consisting of nearly 2,000 residential units. Margenia is a 29-year veteran of the multifamily housing industry. Margenia is a member of Commerical Real Estate Women (CREW)- Charlotte, as well as, the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. Her GCAA activities also include a previous term on the Board of Directors, service as President of the Products and Services Council, various committee participation, and successful completion of the Association’s inaugural Leadership Lyceum program. Prior to joining Marsh in 2007, Margenia held various executive-level positions and earned nationally recognized designations, including CAPS and CAS.