Stream Realty Partners has committed to creating a distinctive customer experience across its national property management platform by hiring a longtime Washington, D.C., commercial real estate expert.
Christopher Skelly will serve as a Vice President of Property Management for the firm’s D.C. team. He will be responsible for managing a portfolio of trophy-class assets with high-profile clients. Under the leadership of newly promoted Regional Managing Director Dorothy Hamilton, Skelly will provide mentorship for office teams at properties including 1601 K St. NW and 801 17th St. NW. He comes to Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment firm, from Blake Real Estate Inc.
“I’d been following Stream’s strategic growth in the market for quite some time, and there was so much positive momentum and energy,” Skelly said. “Between the company’s philosophy of thinking and acting like an owner and the professionalism and determination of the people I met during the hiring process, I knew I could thrive here. Throughout my career, I’ve had great mentors. So, any opportunity I have, I try to share my knowledge and experience with the people I work with. Stream’s distinct culture encourages that.”
Skelly began his property management career at Wells Real Estate Funds after graduating from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in Management. He has worked with several local and national real estate companies while based in the Washington, D.C. area and managed over 5 million square feet of office and event space. His areas of expertise include sustainability, real estate tax appeals, financial reporting, contract procurement, lease negotiation, and construction management.
Skelly notes that some of his proudest professional accomplishments center around earning the trust of others outside his property management role. He has helped negotiate leases directly with tenants, pitched and won third-party management business with a company that had been traditionally owner/manager, and overseen a $2 million building repositioning.
“Chris’ in-depth knowledge of property management in the D.C. Metro and Baltimore area combined with his experience in managing buildings make him a perfect fit for our team,” Hamilton said. “He also represents our core values of nice, smart, honest, and passionate with his involvement in the real estate community.”
Skelly, a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management, also is LEED-certified for building operations and maintenance. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, running, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two young children.