Gary N. Wadsten – Jekyll Island Foundation

Gary N. Wadsten

Gary N. Wadsten


Gary N. Wadsten is president of The Wadsten Group, Inc. (TWG), a real estate marketing and project sales strategy firm. TWG has offices in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Jekyll Island. The company creates and implements project marketing plans for Carolina Holdings Group (owned by TWG) as well as other developer clients. It staffs project sales personnel and is responsible for all brokerage activity.

Additionally, Mr. Wadsten serves as Managing Partner for Carolina Holdings Group (CHG), a real estate investment/development company whose primary focus is the creation of resort/residential communities. In this position, Mr. Wadsten is responsible for strategic planning and its execution, acquisitions, financial oversight, project management, daily operations and investor relations.

Prior to TWG and CHG, after 18 years, Mr. Wadsten left a highly successful career with Wyndham Worldwide to pursue other interests. At the time of his departure, Mr. Wadsten was a Senior Vice President with Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO). He had leadership responsibility for one of WVO’s six business units.

Mr. Wadsten has been licensed as a real estate broker since 1979, currently holding broker licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. He and his wife of 33 years share their time between Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Jekyll Island. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

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Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100


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