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At Childress Klein, I have the opportunity to create vibrant, engaging, and memorable places where people feel a sense of community and loyalty. I see every project as a challenge to create inspiring and impactful spaces that enhance our communities.

Fred Klein III

Managing Partner / Partner-Multifamily
Charlotte, NC

Keeping his focus on outcomes that promote growth and create value, Fred has more than 20 years of experience implementing amenity-rich, vibrant projects across the southeast.

As a Managing Partner of Childress Klein, Fred is responsible for providing executive leadership that consists of overseeing all firm policies and procedures, as well as day-to-day operations that help drive CK's business goals and priorities.

As a Multifamily Division Partner, Fred is responsible for the strategic positioning of Childress Klein’s multifamily developments, providing innovative design, overseeing development and operations and fostering new client opportunities. He is also a valued partner with experience managing and leasing commercial office space. This cross-market experience gives him a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities our diverse clients face. In addition to the knowledge needed to lead the teams that will meet our clients’ evolving needs.

Fred brings a passion and detailed understanding of today’s residential and commercial market forces, and a precise understanding of the trends and details that maximize value.

MBA, The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania
(GOETTEE Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence)

B.A. | Princeton University

Childress Klein
Managing Partner, 2021 - Present
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 Advisor
Acquisitions Analyst, 1997 – 1998

Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina)

National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) - Member

Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) – Member

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Investor-level Member

Childress Klein YMCA – Former Board of Managers and Executive Committee

Princeton University - Active interviewer for perspective students

Did you know?

Fred was a Varsity swimmer for Princeton – Tri Captain, and won the high point award for most career points in the Ivy league swimming conference.