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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

With over 20 years of experience, Fred prioritizes outcomes that foster growth and deliver value. His expertise lies in implementing vibrant, amenity-rich projects throughout the southeast, creating thriving environments that captivate and inspire.

As the Managing Partner of Childress Klein, Fred brings a wealth of executive leadership experience to the table. His responsibilities encompass overseeing all firm policies, procedures, and day-to-day operations that propel CK's business goals and priorities forward. With a strategic mindset and a keen eye for detail, Fred ensures that the company operates at the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness.

In his role as a Multifamily Division Partner, Fred's expertise shines through in the strategic positioning of Childress Klein's multifamily developments. He is at the forefront of innovative design, overseeing the entire development process, and ensuring seamless operations. Fred's dedication to excellence creates environments that not only meet the needs of residents but also exceed their expectations.

An added strength of Fred's lies in his experience managing and leasing commercial office space. This cross-market exposure gives him a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that our diverse clients face. With this knowledge, Fred leads teams that are equipped to meet the evolving needs of our valued clients.

Fred's passion and deep understanding of today's residential and commercial market forces are evident in his approach. He continually stays on top of industry trends, allowing him to identify valuable opportunities and maximize value at every turn. Fred's precise attention to detail ensures that no aspect of a project is overlooked, guaranteeing the utmost quality and client satisfaction.

Through his visionary leadership, Fred drives CK's success and fosters strong client relationships. His unwavering dedication to excellence and commitment to delivering exceptional results make him an invaluable asset to the company and a trusted partner to our clients.

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.