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
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
  • BSIE, summa cum laude, Lehigh University

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

  • UNC Charlotte, Foundation Board
  • UNC Charlotte, Trustee
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Member
  • North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors, Former 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
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
Chris Daly
Partner - Industrial
Chris Daly
Partner - Industrial
704.343.4311

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • MBA, Duke University
  • BA, Duke University

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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
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
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
Kelly Dunbar
Partner - Multifamily
Kelly Dunbar
Partner - Multifamily
704.343.4373

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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

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

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
  • 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 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
  • BA, cum laude, Duke University

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 Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
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
  • BS, Miami University

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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
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
    • GOETTEE Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • BA, Princeton University

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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina
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
Chris Thomas
Partner - Retail
Chris Thomas
Partner - Retail
704.343.4315
Chris Thomas is the Partner responsible for development, marketing and leasing of retail real estate projects. His responsibilities include market analysis, site acquisition, negotiating major tenant and specialty tenant leases, property disposition, implementing marketing plans and third-party owner relationships.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.S. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Young Executives Institute, Kenan Flagler School of Business

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Partner, Retail, 2004 - 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, Executive Committee
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Board of Directors
  • International Council of Shopping Centers - Past Carolinas Retail Chairman
  • UNC Kenan Flagler Alumni Council
  • SouthPark Coalition Advisory Committee
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina
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
  • BS, cum laude, Washington & Lee University

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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – North Carolina & South Carolina

Additional Leadership

Elise Falls
Leasing Associate
Elise Falls
Leasing Associate
704.805.7138
Elise is responsible for the marketing of industrial real estate, negotiation of leases, and developing client relationships.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • B.S., Finance and Banking, Appalachian State University

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Childress Klein
    • Leasing Agent, 2015 - Present
  • Anne Neilson Fine Art 
    • Gallery Director, 2013 – 2015

AFFILIATIONS

  • Childress Klein YMCA, Board of Managers
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - North Carolina