In 1968, Charles S. Williams, Sr. founded Charles Williams Real Estate Investment Corporation with a vision to develop a range of different multi-family housing products throughout the Southeast. The company has specialized in developing and operating affordable housing including HUD section 8, 236, 221D-4, FMHA 515, LIHTC and Permanent Supportive Housing affordable housing developments. The company also possesses a long history (37 years) of owner operating Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. All the while, CWREIC has developed and operated a portfoilio of market rate propertieswhich have been recognized as some of the highest performing properties on the nationally ranked Satisfacts Resident Rating Program.
Many of our properties have also received recognition for various achievements such as Best Apartment Community of Rome, Manager of the Year, Maintenance Staff of the Year, and Georgia HAP Property of the Year. CWREIC was recognized in 2007 as the Georgia HAP and SAHMA Property Management Company of the year. Our communities have consistently been voted the Best Apartment Communities Award in our local area.
The experience and depth of knowledge of management operations in the space of very diverse housing communities, make us one of the most unique and diversified operators of multi family residential companies in the Southeast. It is our commitment to continue the legacy of values the company was founded upon, act with integrity and serve our residents with excellence. The mission and values remain the same today, “Create first class housing environments with a level of excellence that stands apart.” ..
Charles Williams Real Estate Investment Corporation
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Charlie Williams, Jr. is the CEO of the Charles Williams Real Estate Investment Company (CWREIC) which invests in residential development and property management opportunities, specializing in self managing their own portfolio of residential communities. As a Real Estate Broker and CPM, Charlie directs the daily operations and casts the vision for new investment opportunities for the company and has been with the company since 1986.
Under his leadership, CWREIC has developed and manages one of the most diversified residential portfolios in the State. The communities range from Luxury Market Rate Apartments, HUD Section 8, USDA, Low Income Tax Credit, Supportive Housing for the Homeless and Mentally Ill, Assisted Living and Memory Care for Seniors. The Company has successfully developed, and managed residential portfolios valued at over 500 million, many of which have been sold at premium returns. Charlie always enjoys the challenge of new projects and focuses on a servant style of leadership that elevates others around him. He is very community minded and enjoys serving within his church and has been actively engaged in serving with and leading several boards in the past and currently.…
Local resident Gardner Williams is the President of Charles Williams REIC. With over 25 years invested in the company, he has overseen property developments, construction, and daily asset management across the region. Gardner actively serves his church and invests in the community. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.
Gardner studied at the University of Georgia. He has earned a CPM, Associate Broker License, and is a Licensed Contractor.
Vice President of Operations and Finance
Freda Frazier is the Chief Financial Officer of Charles Williams REIC. A dedicated employee for more than 20 years, she is a valuable asset to the team and is responsible for financial reporting, internal controls, and both financial strategy and budgetary oversight. Freda earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.
REGIONAL ASSET MANAGER
Drew Forston comes to Charles Williams REIC with over 10 years of experience in property management. As the Regional Manager, Drew oversees the day-to-day operations for our company’s portfolio. He works directly with our onsite staff to maximize each properties performance. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University.
Accounts Payable and Contracts Manager
Renee Garner is the Accounts Payable Manager at Charles Williams REIC. Her strengths in organization, keen attention to detail, and communication have made her an invaluable team member for the 17 years and counting. Renee is responsible for managing all activities inthe accounts payable function, including ensuring timely payments of vendor invoices and maintaining accurate records and control reports.
CWREIC Incorporated as a Full Service Real Estate Development and Management firm.
The Company developed a number of HUD 221 Market Rate properties across the State of Ga. Ramada Inn Developments. Apartment market rate communities. Section 8 Community Development with Management Services. Development of Nursing Home communities. Single Family Development and Construction projects.
The Company ventured into Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. The Winthrop Assisted Living Communities are developed with Management Services. Development of 100 bed Nursing Home, Rome Ga. Multiple USDA Developed Properties with Management Services.
Historical Rehab Development of Greystone Apartments, LIHTC project for the Elderly. Acquisition and Redevelopment of 18 hole Country Club with Residential Development. Development and Management of Self Storage complexes. Development and Mangement of Furnished Apartment Community. Development and Management of multiple Assisted Living Communites in the Atlanta area.
Development and Management of Permanent Supportive Housing Community GA DCA program. Develpopment and Acquistion of multiple Assisted Living Communities. Rebranding/Rehab of Assisted Living Communites. Conversion of ALF to Memory Care unit. Development and Management of Luxury Apartment Community
Dvelopment and Mangement of Luxury Apartment Community Development and Mangement of PSHP Community GA DCA Acquistion of Skytop Hotel and Conversion Addition of Memory Care unit Winthrop at Polk Sale of all Section 8 Apartment Communities
Development of new Luxury Apartment Communities. Sale of all ALF/Memory Care communities. Purchase of development land in Gulf Shores Ala. Purchase of development land: New Townhome for Rent Community.