The Norman Family

The Warren Norman Company
Developer | Hotel Owner

The Warren Norman Company is a full service commercial real estate firm specializing in commercial real estate development, property management, commercial brokerage, and
asset management.

Hospitality Assets Owned:
6 with 3 additional commitments
Hospitality Assets Managed:


Responsible for the development, ownership, and ongoing management of a diversified portfolio of real estate assets:

  • Hospitality assets
  • Grocery anchored power centers
  • Retail centers
  • Office / Medical
  • Climate controlled storage
  • Ground leases
  • Residential developments
  • Significant land holdings

As an organization we place a premium on liquidity and conservative debt positions.

The Carstaphen Family

Strand Hospitality | Pharr Yarns
Hospitality Provider | Hotel Owner

Strand Hospitality focuses on developing, investing and operating hotel properties. The company specializes in the two to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate hotels under all the leading hotel brands.

Hospitality Assets Owned:
9 with 7 additional commitments
Hospitality Assets Managed:

  • Privately owned company founded in 1969 celebrating 50 years of operating experience.
  • 49 hotels to whom we currently provide management and other services.
  • Gross Hotel Revenues: Over $100 million
  • Value of Hotels under management: $500 million
  • Diversified portfolio: Extended Stay, Select Service & Full Service properties
  • Corporate and Operations Focus: East coast with operations in 8 states
  • Full service hospitality company with industry leading solutions in:
    • Accounting
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Revenue Management
    • Procurement/Construction Management
    • Internal Audit
    • HR Management

Each organization has a long history in the commercial real estate and hospitality business:

  • Warren Norman Company (founded 1948)
  • Strand Hospitality (1969)
  • Brittain Resorts (1936)

The Carstaphen and Brittain families began working together in the 1970’s. The Norman family joined the collective partnership nearly 30 years ago with the development of The Hampton Inn and Suites (Rock Hill, SC) in 1990.

The families collectively own and have developed additional properties to include:

  • Hampton Inn and Suites- Rock Hill, SC (sold 2006)
  • Townplace Suites - Rock Hill, SC
  • Hampton Inn and Suites - Fort Mill, SC
  • Home2 Suites - Greenville, SC
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites - Rock Hill, SC
  • Hampton Inn and Suites - Fairburn, GA (Currently under contract anticipated closing August 2019)
  • Holiday Inn Express - Fayetteville, NC (anticipated opening September 2019)
  • Home2 Suites - Belmont, NC (anticipated opening November 2020)
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites - Statesville, NC (anticipated opening November 2020)

  • Our team has worked together for nearly 50 years. We share a common perspective on long term growth and quality that has spanned multiple generations.
  • No issues with obtaining capital: Historically we have self funded all investments - no additional partnerships or outside sources of capital required to fund projects.
  • Long term perspective: We rarely sell. To this end we invest more on the front end to do it right with an emphasis on quality. We make decisions that benefit the overall project for the long haul.
  • Relationships: Because we are long term players we place a premium on honesty, quality and integrity.
  • Our interests are aligned: Both the developer and hotel operator own the hotel. Vested interest in the construction, operation, and long term viability of the hotel project.
  • Extensive relationships with major brands: Access to key flags from Hilton, Marriott, International Hotel Group, Hyatt, and others.