Townsend Underhill, MBA, CCIM, CRX
Townsend Underhill is a driving force behind Stirling's success, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer. With an illustrious journey spanning over a decade at Stirling, Townsend's leadership has been instrumental in propelling the company's growth across diverse product types and strategic areas, including development, new business development, acquisitions, corporate strategy, asset management, and client services.
Townsend holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, specializing in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. His academic foundation also includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate from Arizona State University. Licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky, his expertise and insight in the industry are truly far-reaching.
Acknowledged for his outstanding contributions, Townsend has earned accolades such as Chain Store Age Magazine's "10 Under 40" in Real Estate, the 2016 St. Tammany Chamber Board Member of the Year, and distinctions like the 2023 Junior Achievement Rising Star and the 2023 Biz Magazine's recognition among the Most Influential and Involved Business Leaders in the New Orleans area.
Beyond his professional achievements, Townsend actively engages with various industry and business organizations, contributing his insights and leadership. He serves on the board of Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO) and chairs the MC Bank New Orleans Advisory Board, exhibiting his commitment to driving impactful change in both local and regional communities.
Townsend's dedication to mentorship and education is evident through his active involvement in academic discussions and mentoring programs aimed at nurturing the next generation of real estate professionals. He shares his expertise as a guest speaker at numerous industry events, including engagements with ICSC, ULI, Leadership St. Tammany, and various Chambers of Commerce.
Outside the office, Townsend finds joy in an active lifestyle with his three children and remarkable wife, indulging in activities like golf, skiing, wakeboarding, swimming, and tennis.
His extensive affiliations and certifications, including his roles in ICSC, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Louisiana Chapter, involvement in the Tchefuncta Club Estates Board, and leadership in the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, underscore his commitment to professional excellence and community development.
Townsend Underhill epitomizes the blend of visionary leadership, industry expertise, and a commitment to community and family, making him an invaluable asset to Stirling and the greater business landscape.