LBM is led by CEO Sutton Turner, who has 30 years of experience in real estate, property management, and c-level roles. Sutton created and led the Wentwood Companies with his brother in 1997, which managed 36 apartment communities across 13 states with over 300 employees. In 2008, Sutton was asked by a major developer (Sorouh/Aldar) in Abu Dhabi to build a property management company called Khidmah (meaning “service” in Arabic). As CEO, Sutton created the first full-service real estate management company in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with $600M in assets and $1.8B under development. A critical element of Khidmah’s success was the recruitment of skilled workers and professionals from the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Egypt, and Syria.
After establishing this management company in Abu Dhabi, Sutton moved on to Doha, Qatar, where he reorganized Qatar’s property management company (Waseef) as CEO.
Sutton has had two tenures in full-time ministry with Celebration Church (2006-2007) and Mars Hill Church (2011-2014). He is very grateful of the growth through both of these ministry experiences.