Douglas White has over 25 years of experience in development and operations of award-winning resorts, private clubs and residential communities. White’s career began in the private club sector at Sea Pines Country Club in Hilton Head Island, SC. After a successful tenure and turnaround of several private clubs in luxury communities throughout the Southeast and Midwest, White ascended to the corporate ranks as Vice President of Operations for Club Operations and Property Management (“COPM”). During his tenure with COPM, he was privileged to work with some of the most prominent clubs and developers at high-end residential, private clubs and resort communities throughout the US.
In the late 1990’s, White founded his own consulting and management firm, Golf Strategies, LLC. During the eight-year ramp up, White formed relationships with several high-profile resort properties in large master planned lifestyle communities with such prominent home builders as Bay Colony Development, Taylor Woodrow, Lennar and many more. White’s assignments involved developing new real estate integrated membership concepts and structuring many types of memberships including compulsory social memberships, equity, non-equity, and recallable memberships. For its residential developer clients, White was tasked with determining capitalization and exit strategies, member turnover, and the tenants of a comprehensive development plan. Mr. White’s development experience includes more than 150 residential communities, private clubs and resorts with golf and non– golf related amenities.