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The entrepreneurial spirit of Childress Klein has allowed me to remain passionate and fulfilled in my day to day work. The freedom to bring new ideas, collaborate with a variety of professionals, and embrace change continues to set Childress Klein apart from its competitors.

Chris Poholek

Partner - Self Storage
Atlanta, GA

With a background and education in finance and a penchant for making the numbers work, Chris saw an opportunity in the self-storage market to develop one of the first climate controlled self-storage facilities on the East Coast.

Combined with Childress Klein’s exceptional reputation for superior customer service and management, he spearheaded the idea to Childress Klein in 2005, who saw an opportunity in the market. Chris’ entrepreneurial mindset, combined with his passion for real estate and streamlining the process has contributed to the development of more than 1.2 million SF of self-storage facilities in less than 10 years.

In his current role at Childress Klein, in addition to overseeing the development and management of self-storage facilities, Chris supports Atlanta’s corporate projects. This includes general ledger accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and project accounting.

B.S. in Accounting | University of Florida

A.S. | South Georgia College

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, 1986 – 1988

Ernst & Whinney, Jacksonville, FL
Accountant, 1982 – 1986

Georgia Self Storage Association

National Self Storage Association

Georgia Society of CPAs

American Institute of CPAs

Did you know?

Chris' dad owned a Butcher Shop for 27 years — He worked there throughout high school and on college breaks  — it taught him a lot about retail and customer service.