Childress Klein Partners

Tom Coyle
Partner - Office
Tom Coyle
Partner - Office
704.342.9000
Tom is a partner in the Carolinas Office Division.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein - Partner, Office Division, 2016 – Present
    • Childress Klein - Division Partner, Office Division, 1992 – 2016
    • 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
  • Child Care Resources, Inc., Board of Directors, Member
  • NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Member
  • Brookstone Schools, Board Member
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Active Member
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina
Paul DeVine
Partner - Office
Paul DeVine
Partner - Office
704.342.9000
Paul Devine is the partner responsible for managing the Office Division in the Carolinas. He leads Childress Klein’s office development programs, and the marketing and management of all office portfolios.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Division Partner, Office Division, 2016 - Present
    • Partner, Office Division, 2001 - 2016
    • Marketing Principal, 1998 - 2001
    • Leasing Agent, 1996 - 1998

AFFILIATIONS

  • The Employers Association, Past Chairman, Board of Directors (Current Board Member)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Past President (Current Member)
  • Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Endowment Board
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Former Big Brother Volunteer (6 years)
  • United Way, Former Corporate Campaign Volunteer
  • Urban Land Institute, Associate Member
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, North Carolina & South Carolina
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
  • BA, University of Iowa

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, 1999 to Present
    • Marketing Principal
    • Leasing Agent
  • IBM
    • Marketing Manager

 AFFILIATIONS

  • BrandBank, Member Board of Directors
  • CREW-Atlanta, Past President
  • Cumberland Community Improvement District, Board Member
  • Business Executives for National Security, Member
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation, Immediate Past Chairman
  • NAIOP - Atlanta, Past President
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

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
  • Historic Charlotte, Inc., Past President, Board of Directors
  • Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina

Additional Leadership

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)
  • Building Owners and Managers Institute International, (RPA)
  • Institute of Real Estate Management, (CPM)
  • NYU School of Continuing Education, Real Estate Institute

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
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
    • 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)
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

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 – North Carolina
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

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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
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

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
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

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