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We are dedicated to retail and mixed-use design excellence by means of thoughtful master planning, finding the right tenants and superior customer service. I am truly passionate about bringing value to our clients through constantly improving and adapting how our developments are conceived, designed, and constructed.

Chris Thomas

Partner - Retail
Charlotte, NC

Bringing more than three decades of retail experience to our clients, Chris leads our retail development, marketing and leasing practice.

In this role, he focuses on market analysis, site acquisition, negotiating major tenant and specialty tenant leases, property disposition, implementing marketing plans and third-party owner relationships. Chris has extensive experience in shopping center development, retail site selection, tenant representation, as well as structuring and negotiating transactions. Sought after for his leadership skills, Chris inspires his clients and team members to seek opportunities where we can positively impact people’s well-being, health and attitude towards their environment.

B.S. Business Administration | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Young Executives Institute, Kenan Flagler School of Business

Childress Klein
Partner, Retail, 2004 - Present
Sr. Marketing Principal, 1998 – 2004

Belk, Inc.
Manager - Real Estate, 1984 - 1993
Vice President - Real Estate, 1993 - 1998

Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina & South Carolina)

Sharon Towers, Board of Directors, Executive Committee

YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Board of Directors, Past Board Chair Harris YMCA

International Council of Shopping Centers - Past Carolinas Retail Chairman

UNC Kenan Flagler Alumni Council

SouthPark Coalition Executive Committee

NAIOP Charlotte, Board of Directors, Past President

Did you know?

I worked in a restaurant for the father of the owners of our new lead restaurant at Apex SouthPark when I was 15 years old here in Charlotte!