MANAGING PARTNER / BROKER
Claude Tindle, Managing Principal of Longleaf Realty Partners, began his real estate career in 1986 after completing a principles of real estate class at Samford University his sophomore year and worked during school for a local residential real estate firm. In 1993 he went to work for a regional commercial real estate firm where he became a Vice-President of the Industrial Brokerage Division. In 2006 he founded Longleaf Realty Partners, LLC to focus as a niche provider of development, investment and brokerage of industrial and office properties. Claude has a BS from Samford University in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, Real Estate and Insurance and he also has a Juris Doctorate degree.
Claude has over 30 years of real estate experience and has been involved in many local and national organizations in the industry. Claude and the late Irby Cohen were the founders of the Birmingham Council of Realtors, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Birmingham Association of Realtors. While Irby was serving as President of the Birmingham Association he saw a need for more representation in the local chapter and Claude agreed to assist and became first President of the organization where he served two one year terms. He was invited as the youngest member to serve in the Alabama’s Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). He was admitted to join the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) in 1996 where he served on the Professional Standards Committee. During his tenure he became certified for mediation and arbitration with the National Association of Realtors and chaired, co-chaired and served on multiple arbitration and mediation hearings on behalf of SIOR across the country involving complex commercial real estate disputes. Claude also served on the board of the Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
Claude is an active member of Birmingham Sunrise Rotary and a member of St. Mary’s on-the-Highland’s Episcopal Church. When Claude is not involved in a real estate transaction he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his children Mary Cameron (a graduate of Manhattan College), Crawford (who attends Birmingham-Southern) and Chaney a rising high school senior. He is a sports car enthusiast and enjoys tinkering with residential construction projects.