Washington DC Team

Washington DC Leadership Team

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President |CCC of DC

Sales Executive | AssuredPartners

Austin Setzer serves as the President of Contractors, Closers & Connections of Washington, DC. During the day, Austin works with his clients as a risk management consultant at AssuredPartners in the CRE Practice Group.

His niche focus is on hospitality, and through specializing, he has forged the right relationships to achieve exceptional results for his clients. Most nobility, he and his team were able to place coverage on a 3rd party managed, REO property, with a coastal exposure & limited submission details in a 13-hour deadline. The successful placement, with proper coverage, prevented a court dismissal thus preserving a million-dollar investment.

Austin comes with a near decade of experience in the insurance industry beginning his career in the disability market, to transitioning to a mid-market broker in 2019. In addition to insurance Austin manages his family portfolio as well as building his own.

Austin holds a BS in Finance with a Concentration in Real Estate from the prestigious George Washington University, as well as a 2024 Law School Candidate.

When he isn’t working, you can catch him enjoying the view on one of the many rooftops in DC or spending time in St. Petersburg.

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Charlie Smiroldo

Managing Director | STREAM REALTY

As Managing Director, Charlie provides leadership within Stream Realty’s DC Metro Market to include leasing/tenant representation, investment sales, construction management, acquisitions/investments, and development along with being the mid-Atlantic lead for Stream’s Industrial Development Services platform. Charlie is also responsible for providing senior advisory & oversight of major construction and development projects for Stream’s DC Metro Market.


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Commercial executive Sales | MG Moving Company

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Ms. Davies has an extensive background in real estate that includes procuring, capitalizing, developing and leasing commercial real estate opportunities. As Executive Principal of Cornerstone Development Group she oversees the strategy and day-to-day activities of the company’s real estate portfolio, manages third party projects, negotiates all leases, sources new development and investment opportunities as well as strategy, planning and design of new projects.

Prior to Cornerstone Development Group, Ms. Davies served as Director of Real Estate Services at Madison Marquette for close to decade, where she was involved with the strategy, development, program, leasing and execution of 2 million square feet of retail and commercial projects and the $3 Billion dollar, 3.2 million square feet world class waterfront mixed-used development on the Potomac River in Washington, DC – The District Wharf. She also provided repositioning advisory services for Madison Marquette properties and for clients nationwide.

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Development Manager | ORR PARTNERS

Kerem is responsible for managing projects through the entire development lifecycle, including entitlement, design, and construction. He takes immense pride in delivering innovative solutions and building strong client relationships, leading to numerous successful multifamily, office, senior living, retail, and institutional projects.

When not managing projects, Kerem enjoys playing golf, volleyball, and pickleball, as well as hitting the slopes to ski. He was proud to be a practice player for the women’s volleyball team and likes to think he contributed to their three national championships during his tenure. Originally from State College, PA, Kerem currently lives in Centreville, VA with his wife Macy.

Kerem holds a Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Real Estate Development from Georgetown University.



National Brand founder & executive | Contractors, Closers & Connections

Chris is the Founder of the CCC and launched the 1st Chapter in 2019 in Atlanta, and has since helped to launch over a dozen Chapters throughout the United States.

He is a Founder of the Atlanta, New York City & Nashville Chapters of CCC.

The Executive Leadership Teams that he formulates are primarily comprised of real estate development, investment and finance professionals to establish uniformity across the brand.

In Atlanta alone, Chris possesses a database of over 10,000+ active commercial real estate contacts that frequent his private events.

He formerly served the commercial real estate development industry as Director of Acquisitions at The Montalto Group, formerly served the commercial construction industry at the Director level of Cooper & Company General Contractors, and also gained facility management experience as a Department Manager of Lone Rover Construction.

Chris gained experience working on behalf of BOMA (Building Owners & Managers Association) where he first gained an understanding as to the inner-workings of a successful real estate association, and utilized this experience in order to formulate the CCC.

He has been involved in the successful brokerage & development transactions under the role of “consultant” for multifamily, industrial, office and retail asset classes.

Chris is also a commercial real estate investor into multifamily developments as a Limited Partner.

He and his wife own and operate a short-term residential real estate vacation rental business, Stargazer Hideaway Rentals.

Chris is currently a Board Member of FREED (Freedom through Real Estate Education for Doctors) and RARE (Real Athletes in Real Estate).

Chris formerly served 501c3 non-profit charities on the Board of Directors Member for Mentor Me North Forsyth to mentor young men and women in the community where he was raised, and as Vice President of Hands Across Atlanta to assist the less-fortunate homeless population in Atlanta. Chris previously sat on the Board of Directors for LAI (Lambda Alpha International) Land Economics Society in Atlanta.

He received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and an MBA from University of The Rockies. He is a fitness enthusiast, and an avid supporter of United States veterans.

Chris is extremely passionate about serving others through the CCC by assisting professionals to establish new relationships, uplifting them in their careers, and improving their overall quality of life.

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Director Global Airline & Travel Practice | GAIN Advisor

Co-Founder | Skysquad

Chris is a multi-cultural, internationally-experienced travel executive, with over 25 years of industry experience. Chris has worked with a range of companies, from blue-chip multinationals such as Delta Air Lines, Choice Hotels International, Gate Gourmet, and Emirates to travel technology startups. Chris’ functional experience includes operational, sales and marketing, product development, finance, and strategy roles.

His prior roles have included Head of Global Sales for Choice Hotels International, Interim Chief Commercial Officer with Gate Gourmet, Head of Global Strategy and Business Development for Dnata Travel Services (part of the Emirates Group) as well as Director of Strategic Development for TRX. Chris has lived and worked during his professional career in the United States, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Chris is currently advising and involved in several early-stage travel and hospitality companies and is resident in the Washington DC metro area. He co-founded SkySquad, a provider of airport passenger assistance services, in 2020. Chris has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from James Madison University in Virginia.



National Director of Business Development | HUMPHREY RICH CONSTRUCTION GROUP

Amy Montgomery is the National Director of Business Development for Humphrey Rich
Construction Group. She has over 30 years of experience in business development and has
been working with the company since August 2020. Amy’s previous relationship with the
company as a client/vendor led to her current role, where she focuses on elevating the
company’s presence and brand in the hospitality industry.

Amy’s primary responsibilities include driving the company’s go-to-market strategy in the
hospitality, restaurant, multi-family, and retail markets. She strengthens relationships with key
stakeholders and networks to bring in new clients through client-focused events. Amy also
creates and updates sales processes and reporting, working closely with the Estimating and
Project Management teams to develop long-term strategies for increasing company revenues.

Amy utilizes CRM and SEO tools to analyze and consolidate client data, helping the company
make informed business decisions. She also supports strategic partnerships with third-party
project management groups, owner’s representatives, construction and asset managers, and
others to expand the company’s client base nationwide.

In addition to her extensive work experience, Amy is known for her work ethic, which includes
professionalism, dependability, accountability, and integrity. She can work independently or in
groups and is always motivated and adaptable. Amy is highly honest and has a strong sense of
moral and ethical behavior.

While working full-time, Amy has achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
with Magna cum Laude honors. She is currently pursuing her MBA with a focus on Commercial
Real Estate. In 2023, she was a board member for NEWH, the Hospitality Network Washington
DC Chapter. She is currently an Allied Member of NABHOOD and is honored to join the
Contractors, Closers & Connections’ DC Board of Directors in Washington, DC.

Outside of work, Amy enjoys running and training for races, gardening and giving away
vegetables, abstract painting, cooking creatively, listening to and dancing to music, golfing,
playing Catan, and spending quality time with her family.

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Senior Director of Business Development | Pritchard industies

Grant is the Director of Business Development at Pritchard Industies.  He is a highly skilled, team spirited, and award-winning sales professional, constantly driven to exceed expectations who is skilled at building and managing key account relationships and closing high value contracts. Grant possesses over 12 years of experience in business development in the commercial real estate sector and he takes an analytical and detailed approach to respond to all client needs and be present. Grant’s dedication ensures an increase in accuracy, consistency, and efficiency.


Brian Moran 

Vice President | CCA Floors & Interiors

With over two decades of visionary leadership in sales, marketing, and business development,
Brian Moran has consistently shaped high-performance teams and pioneered growth strategies
in various industries. As a results-driven Senior Executive, Brian possesses a proven track
record in steering startups to success, restructuring companies for increased sales, and
expanding market presence by up to 50%. Known for forging lasting relationships with clients,
real estate developers, architects, designers, and industry experts, Brian excels in leveraging
web technologies to drive online marketing objectives. With a history of consistently surpassing
client expectations, Brian has adeptly led diverse teams, implemented effective CRM systems,
and honed expertise in sales, marketing, and operational excellence.