Washington DC Team

Washington DC Leadership Team

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AUSTIN SETZER

CCC of WASHINGTON DC

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

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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Faraz Cheema

COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL

Faraz Cheema has been the Managing Group Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty – Atlas Advisory Group since January 2023 and prior was Investment Sales Specialist since September 2016. Originally a Washington D.C. native, Faraz currently resides in Potomac, MD. He has witnessed firsthand the changes that occurred in DC Metropolitan area over the last 20+ years which have affected the commercial real estate market. Due to his family’s multiple businesses and real estate assets, Faraz has a strong foundation in the CRE field.

With over 7 years experience as a financial analyst and 6 years as an asset manager, Faraz has a unique understanding of the investment side of commercial real estate. He has worked specifically within the retail and hospitality sectors in the Washington DC / Baltimore MD metropolitan area focusing on: acquisitions, disposition, asset management, & property management before entering the commercial real estate brokerage industry.

As of today Faraz leads a team of five associates in the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Central PA MSA providing a wide range of services such as buyer, seller, landlord and tenant representation in all asset classes of commercial real estate which are not limited to Industrial, Multifamily, Office, and Retail. Utilizing his skill sets from both the investment and broker perspectives, backed by a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Infrastructure as well as his SIOR and CCIM designation, Faraz is well equipped to meet his clients’ commercial real estate needs.

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CHRISTINA DAVIES

CORNERSTONE DEVELOPMENT GROUP

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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CHRIS MAIER

CCC OF ATLANTA & CCC OF NEW YORK CITY

Chris is the Founder of the CCC and launched the 1st Chapter in 2019 in Atlanta, GA. 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 presently sits on the Executive Board of Directors for LAI (Lambda Alpha International) Land Economics Society in Atlanta.

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

Him and his wife own and operate a short-term residential real estate vacation rental business, Stargazer Hideaway Rentals. Chris has also made investments into multifamily syndications as an Limited Partner.

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 association, and utilized this experience in order to formulate the CCC.

Chris formerly served 501c3 non-profit charities in the capacity of 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 501c3 to assist the less-fortunate homeless population 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 is an avid supporter of United States veterans.

Chris believes that you’re not truly doing what you love, and cannot be the best at what you do, until you find the thing in life that makes you excited to wake up in the morning and you fall asleep thinking about at night; for Chris this is the ability to serve others through the CCC by assisting professionals to establish new relationships, uplifting them in their careers, and improving their quality of life.

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CHRIS TOMSETH

GLOBAL TRAVEL STRATEGIES

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.

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ROBERT GREENLEE

ESG IMPACTS

Bob Greenlee is the Founder and CEO of The E³SG Companies LLC and the Founder and Managing Partner of ESG IMPACTS LLC. One of many firsts, it was his idea to apply automated ESG metrics to all real estate assets, benchmarking and rating each property with an ESG score. To this end, he formed a relationship with MIT to develop the algorithms and is now connected to AI and Big Data to drive the data and analytics of the scoring module. Under his direction, the Company has greatly expanded the measures of Social and Governance, the first to make an actionable connection between diversity, equity and inclusion and investment real estate in the ESG space.

As Managing Director and a producing Senior Advisor of SVN’s Chesapeake office, Bob has also created ESG as a new asset class, and is packaging scored properties for investment purposes. He is currently sponsoring and promoting development of the 6,000-acre Chesapeake Triangle – a Delmarva version of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Comprised of Green, Environmental, and Agricultural businesses, the essence of this concept is the Circular Economy.

Mr. Greenlee spent thirty years as president of an asset management, valuation, and economic consulting firm. This background is applied to all ESG assets, analyzing sustainable strategies, risks and opportunities, and the resultant values and ESG scores. With a master’s degree in economics from Loyola College in Baltimore, Bob has been an advocate for the integration of best sustainability practices into the economics of investment real estate throughout his career, focusing on Conservation, Revitalization, Place Making, Value Enhancement, Funding Solutions, Property Management, and Economic Research.

Bob Greenlee is the Founder and CEO of The E³SG Companies LLC and the Founder and Managing Partner of ESG IMPACTS LLC. One of many firsts, it was his idea to apply automated ESG metrics to all real estate assets, benchmarking and rating each property with an ESG score. To this end, he formed a relationship with MIT to develop the algorithms and is now connected to AI and Big Data to drive the data and analytics of the scoring module. Under his direction, the Company has greatly expanded the measures of Social and Governance, the first to make an actionable connection between diversity, equity and inclusion and investment real estate in the ESG space.

As Managing Director and a producing Senior Advisor of SVN’s Chesapeake office, Bob has also created ESG as a new asset class, and is packaging scored properties for investment purposes. He is currently sponsoring and promoting development of the 6,000-acre Chesapeake Triangle – a Delmarva version of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Comprised of Green, Environmental, and Agricultural businesses, the essence of this concept is the Circular Economy.

Mr. Greenlee spent thirty years as president of an asset management, valuation, and economic consulting firm. This background is applied to all ESG assets, analyzing sustainable strategies, risks and opportunities, and the resultant values and ESG scores. With a master’s degree in economics from Loyola College in Baltimore, Bob has been an advocate for the integration of best sustainability practices into the economics of investment real estate throughout his career, focusing on Conservation, Revitalization, Place Making, Value Enhancement, Funding Solutions, Property Management, and Economic Research.

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AMY MONTGOMERY

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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GRANT HANCOCK

PRITCHARD INDUSTRIES

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.