Clay W. Hamlin III
Clay Hamlin is a founder and Managing Partner of Alliance Partners. In over 30 years of experience as an owner and developer of commercial real estate, Mr. Hamlin has acquired and developed commercial real estate properties valued at more than $3 billion.
A Managing Partner of The Shidler Group since 1989, Mr. Hamlin formed Hamlin/Shidler Investment Corporation through which he led The Shidler Group’s Mid-Atlantic real estate investment operations and acquired numerous office and industrial properties, including corporate sale leaseback transactions with companies such as Unisys, IBM, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1997, Mr. Hamlin co-founded The Shidler Group’s third REIT, Corporate Office Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: OFC).
Mr. Hamlin is the former Vice Chairman of Corporate Office Properties. Mr. Hamlin served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer through 2005, during which time Corporate Office grew from $193 million to $3.2 billion in total market capitalization. During his tenure, Corporate Office achieved among the highest total shareholder return of all publicly traded REITs.
He is also founder and President of LBCW Investments, a privately held investment company investing in private equity, structured debt, and special opportunities, as well as public debt and equity securities.
Mr. Hamlin is a Certified Public Accountant and is also an attorney, having practiced law with several Philadelphia law firms, including Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz and Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul. In the late 1960’s, he served as a Lieutenant J.G. in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier the USS WASP.
Mr. Hamlin received his undergraduate degree and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Temple University Law School. Mr. Hamlin is President of the Hamlin Family Foundation and CEO of CITRS, a non-profit character education company. A former All Ivy League tennis player, he is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Tennis Hall of Fame and serves on the Athletic Board of Overseers of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.