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Our goal is to be one of the most focused, thoughtful and dynamic developers in the area. We will maintain a hands-on approach to the market so we can respond quickly to fast-breaking opportunities.

Fred W. Klein

Senior Managing Partner
Charlotte, NC

As a Senior Management Partner and founder of Childress Klein, Fred is responsible for providing executive leadership to the firm and managing its growth.

His primary focus is on building and maintaining strong client relationships and the development of new business and markets strategies that leverage the firm’s comprehensive services.

Prior to forming Childress Klein in 1988 with Don Childress, Fred was a partner and then a regional partner with the Trammell Crow Company, which at the time was the largest commercial real estate firm in the United States. As a current Managing Partner, Fred participates in new business activities and investor relationships, as well as leveraging his 45+ years of experience developing commercial real estate across the southeast region to help the firm achieve its long-term strategic goals.

A previous lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Fred earned an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude in engineering from Lehigh University. An active member of the Charlotte community, he has served in numerous leadership positions outside of Childress Klein, including a current UNC Charlotte Trustee, as well as a Board Member of the North Carolina Railroad.

MBA, with Distinction | Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

BSIE, summa cum laude | Lehigh University

Childress Klein
Managing Partner, 1988 – Present

Trammell Crow Company
Regional Partner, 1987 – 1988
Partner, 1974 – 1987

United States Navy
Lieutenant, 1969 – 1972

UNC Charlotte, Trustee

Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Member

North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors, Former Member

YMCA of Greater Charlotte, The Y Mission Leadership Team, Board of Trustees

Did you know?

Fred's house was used in the film 'The Killing Secret.'