As the Associate Director of Childress Klein’s Investment Management, Gareth is responsible for sourcing and analyzing potential acquisitions and development projects for CK’s office division, as well as being responsible for overseeing their leasing, operations, and financial management.
In this role, Gareth is the main driver for assessing strategic opportunities for various assets and investments, as well as initiating and developing revenue enhancing and cost reduction strategies. Central to his role is developing and maintaining active working relationships with other brokers, consultants, developers, investors, and property owners, as well as local government(s), economic development organizations, and industry associations.
Prior to joining Childress Klein, Gareth served as an infantry officer in the army with both the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division on missions in the Middle East and Africa. He then moved to Charlotte working as a project manager for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. There he managed process improvement projects for the company’s largest production plants aimed at increasing and maximizing capacity utilization.
Drawing upon the same discipline and initiative that made him successful in the military, Gareth brings a unique perspective to his work at CK. “I love that every project is different, and that while the numbers have to add up, there isn’t one specific formula to make a project successful. At the end of the day, being able to actually touch and feel the product of your work, with the goal of creating a new place in the community where people want to spend their time, is what inspires me.“
MBA, Kenan-Flagler Business School | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. Civil Engineering with Honors | United States Military Academy
Associate Director – Investment Management, 2019 – Present
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry
Sr. Project Manager / Industrial Engineer, 2016-2019
Company Commander, 2015-2016
Division Operations Officer, 2014-2015
Company Executive Officer, 2013
Platoon Leader, 2010-2012
Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina)
Engineer in Training (New York)
Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors, Member
Did you know?
Gareth is originally from South Africa and can turn his accent on/off.