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The thing that keeps me motivated is working with a group of talented people every day, who enjoy hard work and its rewards, but are also committed to enhancing the areas we call home. We are private, long-term owners, and hold ourselves accountable to the communities that allow us to provide our services.

Chris Daly

Partner - Industrial
Charlotte, NC

Chris Daly brings a powerful fusion of construction knowledge and architectural passion to his role as Partner in Childress Klein’s Industrial Division.

Working tirelessly in identifying potential industrial sites, developing innovative designs, and delivering completed projects, Chris is central to the successful growth of CK’s industrial portfolio.

With an exceptional talent for understanding the core of our client needs, Chris stands as a forward-thinking strategist, known for proposing customized and effective solutions. His strategies consistently satisfy clients by ensuring enhanced speed-to-market, achieving predictable and beneficial outcomes in the critical areas of cost and time. Not only can Chris anticipate and outline a client’s journey, but he is also skilled at delivering it with precision and dedication. His proven record in successful project delivery stems from his unwavering commitment to offering the optimum balance of cost-effectiveness, utility, and attractive design. Taking pride in his work, he ensures he never compromises on either design or functionality in a bid to deliver the best value.

Looking into the future, Chris continues to set his sights on not only identifying new industrial sites and developing buildings, but also crafting spaces that enrich the client’s vision, portraying a captivating blend of practicality, timely execution, cost-efficiency and captivating design.

MBA | Duke University

B.A. | Duke University

Childress Klein
Partner, 1996 to Present
Marketing Principal, 1988 - 1996

Trammell Crow Company
Marketing Principal, 1988
Leasing Agent, 1985-1988

Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina & South Carolina)

USGBC LEED Accredited Professional

NAIOP – National Forums / Editorial Board / Charlotte Chapter, Past President

NAIOP – Past National Board of Directors

Child Care Resources – Past Board of Directors

Loaves & Fishes – Past Board of Directors


Chris is a huge fan of live performances. It is not unusual for him and his wife to attend two or three jazz, blues or other live theater performances a week.


Aspen Business Park Rock Hill, SC
2,100,000 SF | Industrial

The Concourse Charlotte, NC
250 acres / 1.6M SF | Industrial, Mixed Use
603,200 SF | Home Depot, Build-to-Suit

Gordon Food Service Distribution Center Concord, NC
300,000 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Daimler Trucks North America Logistics Center Gastonia, NC
310,284 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Chicago Pneumatic /1800 Overview Dr Rock Hill, SC
212,263 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Minka Distribution Center  Concord, NC
364,800 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Wilkinson Falls Charlotte, NC
503,100 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Crosspoint IX Charleston, SC
175,500 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

547 Kings Ridge Fort Mill, SC
217,606 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Northpark XIII Charlotte, NC
105,600 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

11540 Cordage Street Charlotte, NC
212,000 SF | Industrial

Velocity I Greer, SC
297,607 SF | Industrial