Childress Klein Partners

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
  • BS, cum laude, Washington & Lee University

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
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
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

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)
  • Orchard, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Real Estate Prayer Breakfast, Co-Chair
  • The Study Hall, Board of Directors
  • MS Center, Board of Directors
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
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
  • AS, South Georgia College

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
 

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