Don Childress
Senior Managing Partner
Don Childress
Senior Managing Partner
770.859.1274
Don Childress is the Senior Managing Partner with primary responsibility for Atlanta.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, with Special Distinction, University of Texas, 1971
  • BS, cum laude, Washington & Lee University, 1970

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Managing Partner, 1988 - Present
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • National Managing Partner, 1986 - 1988
    • Partner, 1971 - 1986

AFFILIATIONS

  • Washington and Lee University, Board of Trustees
  • The Lovett School, Board of Trustees
  • Midtown Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Midtown Community Improvement District, Chair
Fred W. Klein
Senior Managing Partner
Fred W. Klein
Senior Managing Partner
704.342.9000

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, with Distinction, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • BSIE, summa cum laude, Lehigh University, 1968

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein – Managing Partner, 1988 – Present
  • Trammell Crow Company – Regional Partner, 1987 – 1988
    • Partner, 1974 – 1987
  • United States Navy  
    • Lieutenant, 1969 – 1972

AFFILIATIONS

  • North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors, Member
  • UNC Charlotte, Foundation Board
  • UNC Charlotte, Trustee
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Member
Gordon Buchmiller Jr.
Managing Partner - Atlanta
Gordon Buchmiller Jr.
Managing Partner - Atlanta
770.859.1204

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Atlanta Managing Partner, 2000 - Present
    • Office Development Partner - Atlanta, GA, 1995 - 2000
    • Office Development Partner - Tampa, FL, 1992 - 1995
    • Office Development Partner - Charlotte, NC, 1988 - 1992
    • Marketing Principal, 1985 - 1988
  • United States Army
    • Captain, Corps of Engineers, Karlshrue, Germany 1978 - 1983

AFFILIATIONS

  • Metropolitan YMCA, Board Member
  • The Georgia Conservancy, Board Member
  • The Lovett School, Trustee
  • Ed Isaakson/Alpharetta YMCA, Past Chairman
  • Charlotte Chapter NAIOP, Past President
  • Charlotte Uptown Development Corporation, Past Chairman
Britt Byrne
Senior Leasing Director - Retail
Britt Byrne
Senior Leasing Director - Retail
704.343.4388
Responsible for marketing and leasing activities for North and South Carolina retail portfolio and for developing new account relationships.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, University of Virginia, 1988
  • BS, University of Virginia, 1983

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Senior Leasing Director, 2015 to Present
  • Faison
    • Managing Director, 1993 – 2014
  • Bank of America
    • Real Estate Banking, 1991 – 1993
  • Childress Klein
    • Retail Leasing Agent, 1988 – 1990

AFFILIATIONS

  • ICSC, Past State Government Relations Co- Chairman
  • Harris YMCA, Past Board of Managers
  • Harris YMCA, Facilities Committee, Member
  • Christ Lutheran Children’s Center, Past Board of Directors
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in NC, SC, VA and GA
Chris Case
Director of Property Management
Chris Case
Director of Property Management
770.859.1220
Chris Case is the director of Property Management for the Atlanta Office Division in charge of property management and facilities services.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, (CCIM), 1997
  • Building Owners and Managers Institute International, (RPA), 1995
  • Institute of Real Estate Management, (CPM), 1987
  • NYU School of Continuing Education, Real Estate Institute, 1984

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein 
    • Director of Property Management, 2007 to Present
    • Senior Property Manager, 1999 - 2007
    • Property Manager, 1992 - 1999
    • Lease Administrator, 1989 - 1992
  • Tishman East Management
    • Assistant Property Manager, 1983 – 1987
    • Lease Administrator, 1978 - 1983

AFFILIATIONS

  • Building Owners and Managers Association, Member
  • Institute of Real Estate Management, Member
Susan Clements
Leasing Agent
Susan Clements
Leasing Agent
704.343.4366

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BA, Belhaven University, 1995

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Leasing Agent - 2012 - Present
  • Inland Western Real Estate Trust
    • Leasing Manager - 2008 - 2012
  • Currier Properties
    • Commercial Retail Broker – 2007-2008
  • Inland Mid-Atlantic Management Corporation
    • Leasing Manager – 2002 - 2007

AFFILIATIONS

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
  • Real Estate Licensed in NC
Tom Coyle
Partner - Office
Tom Coyle
Partner - Office
704.342.9000
Tom is the Partner with the primary responsibility for the company’s Office Division in the Carolinas.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • J.D., College of Law, West Virginia University, 1982
  • B.A. cum laude, Hampden – Sydney  College, 1979

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein - Office Division Partner, 1992 – Present
    • Office Marketing Principal, 1989 – 1992
    • Office Leasing Agent, 1988 – 1989
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Leasing Agent, 1987 – 1988
  • Spilman, Thomas, Battle & Klostermeyer
    • Attorney, 1982 - 1987

AFFILIATIONS

  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Member
  • NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Member
  • Brookstone Schools, Board Member
  • Myers Presbyterian Church, Active Member
  • March of Dimes, Past Board Member
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of Airport Area Council
  • Arts & Science Council, Fundraiser
  • American Cancer Society, Fundraiser
Jeff Crane
Regional Property Manager
Jeff Crane
Regional Property Manager
704.357.0630
Jeff and his team are responsible for property management in Childress Klein’s suburban office portfolio in the Carolinas.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS, North Carolina State University 1992
    • Mechanical Engineering

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Regional Property Manager, 2008-Present
    • Senior Property Manager, 2004-2008
  • Blackbaud, Charleston, SC
    • Director of Operations, 1999-2004
  • CEMS Engineering, Summerville, SC
    • Project Manager, 1997-1999
  • BetzDearborn, Coastal SC and GA
    • Account Manager, 1994-1997
  • Environmental Specialties, Raleigh, NC
    • Applications Engineer, 1989-1994

AFFILIATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Engineer 1997 – Present
  • LEED® Accredited Professional 2008 – Present
  • Past President and Director, Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) Charleston Chapter
  • Columnist and Editorial Board, Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) Magazine
  • Member, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • Member, American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Chris Daly Childress Klein Partner
Chris Daly
Partner - Industrial
Chris Daly Childress Klein Partner
Chris Daly
Partner - Industrial
704.343.4311

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, Duke University, 1985
  • BA, Duke University, 1980

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner 1996 to Present
    • Marketing Principal, 1988 - 1996
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Marketing Principal 1988- 1988
    • Leasing Agent 1985 - 1988

AFFILIATIONS

  •  LEED Accredited Professional
  •  NAIOP – National Forums
  •  NAIOP – Editorial Board
  •  NAIOP – Charlotte Chapter, Past President
  •  NAIOP – Past National Board of Directors
  •  Child Care Resources – Past Board of Directors
  •  Loaves & Fishes – Past Board of Directors
John Decker
Partner - Atlanta Industrial
John Decker
Partner - Atlanta Industrial
770.859.1278
John Decker is the Division Partner for the Atlanta Industrial Division.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BA, Auburn University, 1975

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner 1988 to Present
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Marketing Principal, 1983 - 1988
  • U.S. Congressman Jim Collins
    • District Manager/Finance Director, 1976 - 1982

AFFILIATIONS

  • NAIOP, Advisory Council (Past President)
  • Atlanta Community Ministries, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Real Estate Prayer Breakfast, Co-Chair
  • The Study Hall, Board of Directors
  • MS Center, Board of Directors
Sunil Devarakonda
Director of Investments
Sunil Devarakonda
Director of Investments
704.343.4359
Sunil Devarakonda is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, and executing of acquisition opportunities in Industrial, Multifamily, Office, Retail and Self-Storage. He also assists in the management of equity and debt relationships.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, Kenan-Flagler at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2013
  • B.S., Economics & Computer Science, Duke University, 2003

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Director of Investments, 2016 - Present
    • Associate - Investments, 2013 – 2016
  • Boyd Watterson Asset Management
    • Senior Trader, 2007 – 2011
  • Silverback Asset Management
    • Structured Credit Trader, 2003 - 2006

AFFILIATIONS

  • CFA Society North Carolina, Member
Paul Devine
Partner - Office
Paul Devine
Partner - Office
704.342.9000
Paul Devine is primarily responsible for leading Childress Klein’s brokerage services program, suburban office development program in the Carolinas, and the marketing, leasing and management of Childress Klein’s suburban office portfolios.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
  • BS, cum laude, University of South Carolina, 1989
    • Finance

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, Office Division, 2001 - Present
    • Marketing Principal, 1998 - 2001
    • Leasing Agent, 1996 - 1998
  • Office of the Controller of the Currency (U.S. Treasury Department)

AFFILIATIONS

  • The Employers Association, Vice Chairman Board of Directors
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Past President
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Member
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
  • United Way, Former Corporate Campaign Volunteer
  • Licensed as a Real Estate Broker in NC and SC
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Sustainability Committee
John Dosser
Partner - Retail
John Dosser
Partner - Retail
704.343.4350
John Dosser is responsible for the marketing and leasing of retail real estate projects, market analysis and major account relationships.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2001
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, 2013 to Present
    • Marketing Principal, 2005 - 2013
    • Leasing Agent, 2002-2005
  • Paramount Parks, Inc.
    • Manager of Financial Reporting and Treasury, 1999 - 2002
  • Trowbridge Gallery
    • Financial Manager - US Operations, 1998 - 1999
  • Shepard Convention Services
    • Budget/Show Cost Analyst, 1993 - 1997

AFFILIATIONS

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
  • Simmons YMCA, Board of Managers, Board Chair 2011 - 2012
  • Trinity Episcopal School, Diversity Committee
Kelly Dunbar
Partner - Multifamily
Kelly Dunbar
Partner - Multifamily
704.343.4373

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1986

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner, Multifamily, 2011  –Present
  • Wood Partners Carolinas Division
    • Regional Director/Partner – 2007 – 2010
  • Wood Partners Carolinas Division
    • Director/Partner – 1998 ‐ 2001
  • Laurel Partners
    • Managing Director – 2004 – 2006
  • ZOM Development, INC
    • Vice President – 2003 – 2004
  • Pritzker Residential
    • Vice President of Development – 2001 – 2003
  • Estates Incorporated
    • Vice President of Development – 1989 – 1998

 AFFILIATIONS

  • National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) Member
  • The Charlotte Apartment Association
Debbie Duniec
Partner - Chief Financial Officer
Debbie Duniec
Partner - Chief Financial Officer
704.343.4362
Debbie Duniec is Chief Financial Officer and responsible for the company's financial planning and accounting practices.

 ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS, University of North Carolina – Wilmington, 1991

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein – CFO, 2013 – Present
    • Retail/Industrial Director of Property Operations, 2001 – 2013
    • Retail/Industrial Division Controller, 1996 – 2001
    • Industrial, Accounting Manager, 1994 – 1996
  • Hill Partners
    • Accounting Manager, 1993 – 1994
  • Brown Properties
    • Property Accountant, 1991 – 1993

AFFILIATIONS

  • CPA, North Carolina
  • American Institute Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association CPA
Connie Engel
Partner - Development and Leasing
Connie Engel
Partner - Development and Leasing
770.859.1203
Connie Engel is the Partner for Atlanta Office Division in charge of development and leasing at the prestigious Atlanta Galleria.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, Kennesaw State University, 2014
  • BA, University of Iowa, 1975

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, 1999 to Present
    • Marketing Principal, 1989 - 1999
    • Leasing Agent, 1986 – 1989

 AFFILIATIONS

  • Cumberland Community Improvement District, Board Member
  • Business Executives for National Security, Member
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation – Immediate Past Chairman
  • NAIOP - Atlanta, Past President
Sheila Fetner
Director of Human Resources
Sheila Fetner
Director of Human Resources
704.343.4395

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification since 1995
  • MM East Carolina University
  • BME East Carolina University

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Director of Human Resources, 2006 – Present
    • Human Resources Manager, 1999 – Present
  • Pass and Seymour/Legrand
    • Human Resources Generalist, 1995 - 1998
  • American Barmag/The Bouligny Company
    • Human Resources Coordinator, 1992 - 1995

AFFILIATIONS

  • CASHRM – Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource Management – Past President
  • CACC – Charlotte Area Compensation Council – Community Outreach Committee
  • SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management
  • NC SHRM Council – Past Director
  • 2005 Human Resource Professional of the Year – CASHRM
  • United Way of the Central Carolinas volunteer
Jenny Fowler
Leasing Agent
Jenny Fowler
Leasing Agent
704.805.7132
Jenny Fowler is primarily responsible for the leasing of Childress Klein's suburban office portfolios.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BA, Magna Cum Laude, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2007

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    •  Leasing Agent, 2015 – Present
  • KDC Real Estate Development and Investments
    • Vice President, 2014 – 2015
    • Leasing and Development Associate, 2010 - 2014
    • Marketing Associate, 2008 - 2010

AFFILIATIONS

  • NAIOP Developing Leaders, Co Chairman
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Bord of Realtors
  • The Real Estate Council Core Committee
  • North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR)
  • Mercy Street Mentor
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Texas
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina
Henri Gresset
Brokerage
Henri Gresset
Brokerage
704.343.4339
Henri Gresset joined the Brokerage Services Group at Childress Klein in 2012. Henri focuses on tenant and buyer transactions in the marketplace, as well as dispositions for clients.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • M.S., Real Estate, cum laude, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), 2012
  • B.A., Finance, Wofford College, 2008

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Brokerage Services Associate,  2012 - Present
  • Kuester Companies
    • Commercial Broker, 2008 - 2012

AFFILIATIONS

  • North Carolina CCIM, Chapter Member
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member
David Haggart
Partner - Retail
David Haggart
Partner - Retail
704.343.4317
David Haggart is responsible for managing the Retail Division.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, University of Texas, 1987
  • BA, cum laude, Duke University, 1984

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner – Retail, 1999 - Present
    • Project Partner, 1995 - 1999
    • Marketing Principal, 1991 - 1995
    • Retail Leasing Agent, 1988 - 1991
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Leasing Agent, 1987 - 1988

AFFILIATIONS

  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Past Chairman
  • CO – Chair Goodwill Opportunity Campus Capital Campaign
  • Historic South End, Inc., Past President
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
  • Licensed as a Real Estate Broker in NC and SC
Matt Harper
Partner - Industrial
Matt Harper
Partner - Industrial
704.343.4347
Matt Harper is a Partner in the Charlotte Industrial Division.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, Vanderbilt University, 1998
  • BS, Miami University, 1991

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, 2003 to Present
    • Marketing Principal, 2000 - 2003
    • Leasing Agent, 1998 - 2000
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Associate, 1996 - 1998

AFFILIATIONS

  • Child Care Resources Inc., Past Director
  • Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, Past Director
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Director
Travis Hart
Leasing Agent
Travis Hart
Leasing Agent
704.343.4319
Travis Hart is primarily responsible for the leasing of Childress Klein’s suburban office portfolios.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Finance, Terry College of Business, Honors Program, University of Georgia, 2009

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Leasing Agent, Office Division, 2011-Present                                

AFFILIATIONS

  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce – Ballantyne Chapter Board of Directors, Member
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Member
  • CRCBR Programs & Events Committee, Member
  • Boy Scouts Annual Fundraiser Committee, Member
  • The Good Fellows Club, Member
  • Member Licensed Real Estate Broker in NC & SC
Richard Helms II
Director of Property Operations
Richard Helms II
Director of Property Operations
704.343.4333
Richard Helms is responsible for the property management and accounting of the Charlotte Retail, Industrial and Multifamily Divisions.  

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • M.S., Accounting, Appalachian State University, 2000
  • B.S., Business Administration, Appalachian State University, 1999

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Staff Partner & Director of Property Operations, 2014 – Present
    • Director of Property Operations, 2013 – 2014
    • Controller, 2012 – 2013
    • Assistant Controller, 2006 – 2012
  • Deloitte & Touche
    • Manager, 2000 – 2006

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, North Carolina Association of CPAs
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 17
  • Eagle Scout Award
Nelson Hendrix
Director of Information Technology
Nelson Hendrix
Director of Information Technology
704.342.9000

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1988 Information Systems and Operations Management with a Concentration in Decision Support Systems

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Director of Information Technology,  2013 – Present
  • Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    • Directory of Information Technology, 2008 –  2013
  • Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC/Senator USA LLC
    • Manager, Information Systems and Technology, 1998 –  2008
  • Deere-Hitachi
    • Corporate Manager, Systems, 1990 – 1998
    • Systems Coordinator, 1989 – 1990
  • Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    • Developer/System Administrator, 1986 – 1989

AFFILIATIONS

  • ACM – Associate for Computing Machinery, Member
  • NC Zoological Society Lifetime Member/Conservator’s Circle
Fred W. Klein III
Partner
704.342.9000

Fred Klein’s primary responsibilities include leading the Multifamily Division and the leasing and marketing of office space in Uptown Charlotte.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
    • GOETTEE Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • BA, Princeton University, 1996
    • Varsity Swim Team - Tri-Captain

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner, Multifamily, 2011 – Present
    • Marketing Principal, 2006 – 2011
    • Leasing Agent, 2003 – 2006
  • Bowles, Hollowell Conner (Now Wells Fargo Securities)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions, 2001 – 2003
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation
    • Acquisitions Associate and CMBS Dispositions, 1998 - 1999
  • Invesco Realty Advisors
    • Acquisitions Analyst, 1997 – 1998

AFFILIATIONS

  • National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) - Member
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) – Member
  • Childress Klein YMCA – Former Board of Managers and Executive Committee
Jim Patterson
Regional Director of Property Management
Jim Patterson
Regional Director of Property Management
704.343.4345
Jim is a Regional Director of Property Management responsible for over 7 million square feet of the company’s office division property management portfolio.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS, Keenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, 1975

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Regional Director of Property Management & Staff Partner, 1998 – Present
  • J.L. Patterson Co.
    • Co-Owner, 1995 -1997
  • Childress Klein Management Services, Inc.
    • President, 1988 -1995
  • Trammel Crow Company
    • Senior Property Manager and Staff Partner, 1982 - 1988

AFFILIATIONS

  • US Green Building Council, Branch Leadership Group – Vice Chairman
  • Envision Charlotte, committee member
David Pitser
Partner - Director of Property Management
David Pitser
Partner - Director of Property Management
704.343.4320
David Pitser oversees the Charlotte Office Property Management Division.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BSE, summa cum laude, Duke University School of Engineering, 1983

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner, 2001 to Present
    • Director of Property Management, 1999 to Present
    • Property Manager / Senior Property Manager, 1988 - 1999
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Property Manager, 1986 - 1988
  • British Petroleum (formerly Standard Oil)
    • Project Engineer, 1983 - 1986

AFFILIATIONS

  • BOMA International, Real Property Administrator
  • US Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional
  • North Carolina Real Estate Commission, licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Historic Charlotte, Inc., Past President, Board of Directors
  • Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Elder
Chris Poholek
Partner - Storage
Chris Poholek
Partner - Storage
770.859.1276
Chris Poholek is responsible for the overall operation and direction of the SpaceMax Storage Division.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS in Accounting, University of Florida, 1982
  • AS, South Georgia College, 1980

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein, Atlanta
    • Division Partner, 2005 to Present
    • Atlanta Corporate Accounting Controller, 1994 - 2005
    • Atlanta Assistant Controller, 1989 – 1994
  • Arthur Young, Atlanta
    • Senior Accountant, 1988 - 1989
  • Shields Financial Services, Jacksonville, FL
    • Accountant, 1982 – 1986
  • Ernst & Whinney, Jacksonville, FL
    • Accountant, 1982 – 1986

AFFILIATIONS

  • Georgia Self Storage Association
  • National Self Storage Association
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
 
Gary Smith
Regional Director - Eng Svcs.
Gary Smith
Regional Director - Eng Svcs.
704.944.1835

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BS Engineering, College of Mineral and Energy Resources West Virginia University, 1987

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein Regional Director of Engineering Services 2007 – Present Senior Chief Engineer 2001 – 2007 Chief Engineer:  1991 - 2001 Energy Manager / Control Engineer:  1989 – 1991
  • Applied Conservation Systems
    • Energy Project Manager, 1987 - 1989

AFFILIATIONS

  • LEED Green Associate
Chris Thomas
Partner - Retail
Chris Thomas
Partner - Retail
704.343.4315
Chris Thomas is the Partner responsible for the development, marketing and leasing of retail real estate projects in the Carolinas.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.S. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
  • Young Executives Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1992

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, 2004 to Present
    • Sr. Marketing Principal, 1998 - 2004
  • Belk, Inc.
    • Manager - Real Estate, 1984 - 1993
    • Vice President - Real Estate, 1993 - 1998

AFFILIATIONS

  • Sharon Towers, Board of Directors
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Board of Directors
  • International Council of Shopping Centers-Past Carolinas Retail Chairman
  • UNC Young Alumni Association, Past President
  • NAIOP, Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Chair; President 2014
Ryan Thompson
Brokerage Services Associate
Ryan Thompson
Brokerage Services Associate
704.805.7137
Ryan focuses on tenant and buyer transactions in the marketplace, as well as dispositions for clients.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.A., Business Management, University of Kentucky, 2009

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Brokerage Services Associate, 2015 - Present
  • Computer Services Inc. Regulatory Compliance Group
    • Business Development Director, 2011 – 2015
  • Shapiro & Ingle, LLP
    • Legal Assistant, 2010 – 2011

AFFILIATIONS

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Membership Committee
  • The Good Fellows Club, Member
Scott Wilson
Partner - Brokerage Services
Scott Wilson
Partner - Brokerage Services
704.343.4336
Scott Wilson is responsible for transaction management for third-party clients, including tenant representation across multiple markets and representing clients on the acquisition leasing disposition of commercial real estate assets.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.A., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner & Director of Brokerage Services, 2015 - Present
    • Director of Brokerage Services, 2010 - 2015
    • Leasing Agent, 2007 - 2010
    • Property Manager, 2004 - 2007
    • Operations Manager, 2002 - 2004
    • Property Management Summer Associate, Atlanta, GA, 2000

AFFILIATIONS

  • The Educational Foundation at UNC - Chapel Hill, Board of Advisors (Past)
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte Community Development Committee, Member
  • Childress Klein YMCA, Board of Managers, 2005 - 2011
  • Arts & Science Council Cultural Leadership Training, Graduate
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
  • Simmons YMCA, Board of Members, 2013 - 2015
  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), Board Member
  • Renaissance West Community Initiative, Board Member
Landon Wyatt III
Partner - Industrial
Landon Wyatt III
Partner - Industrial
704.343.4306
Landon Wyatt is the Partner with the primary responsibility for the company’s industrial business in the Carolinas.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, with Honors, University of Virginia, 1982
  • BS, cum laude, Washington & Lee University, 1979

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner, 1988 to Present
  • Trammell Crow Company
    • Partner, 1985 - 1988
    • Leasing Agent, 1982 - 1985

AFFILIATIONS

  • Charlotte Regional Partnership, Past Chairman
  • Kinder-Mourn, Inc. Board Member and Past Chairman
  • Mecklenburg County Capital Budget Advisory Commission, Past Chairman
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Past President
  • YMCA of Charlotte Past Director, Past Chair of Childress Klein YMCA