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My favorite part of my job is the people I work with - my colleagues are high-quality, motivated, and proactive superstars that work and play hard!

Richie Helms II

Partner - Industrial, Retail
Charlotte, NC

As a Partner and Director of Property Operations for our Industrial and Retail Divisions he is not only responsible for all property management and accounting for these two businesses, he has also grown into a key supporting role in our development program. 

In his property management role Richie oversees two experienced teams of property managers – one responsible for property operations for our retail portfolio of 20 properties totaling 3 million square feet, and a second team responsible for our industrial portfolio of 69 properties and 10.1 million square feet. Richie also supervises a team of accounting managers responsible for all of our financial reporting – to internal ownership, to third party owners and to joint venture partners – in addition to all lender compliance reporting. 

Additionally, he is responsible for risk management strategies for all of these properties, including the negotiation of owner-contractor insurance programs on development projects. Richie has become a valuable member of our development team helping us identity operating issues and risk management issues while potential projects are still in the design phase, as well as providing key support for our development and financing efforts.

M.S., Accounting | Appalachian State University

B.S., Business Administration | Appalachian State University

Childress Klein
Staff Partner & Director of Property Operations, 2014 – Present
Director of Property Operations, 2013 – 2014
Controller, 2012 – 2013
Assistant Controller, 2006 – 2012

Deloitte & Touche
Manager, 2000 – 2006

CPA, North Carolina

Member, North Carolina Association of CPAs

Member, American Institute of CPAs

Den Leader, Boy Scout Pack 19

Eagle Scout Award

Did you know?

Richie is active with the Boy Scouts and volunteers as a Cub Scout Den Leader, as well as a Youth Baseball Coach.