Katherine Chamberlain Hartley
Ms. Hartley assumes day-to-day responsibilities for a comprehensive range of complex development activities specific to one or more projects, to expedite and ensure project completion according to specifications. Katie currently oversees many facets of a transformative 6-acre, multi-phase development in Washington, D.C., The Stacks, including the recapitalization, retail development, coordination of stakeholders, and key project decisions.
Katie recently worked in consultation with the parent company’s CEO and other staff to establish and execute the development plan for a comprehensive historic renovation of the Stephen Girard Building in Center City Philadelphia from an office building to a boutique hotel, including a historic tax credit financing capital structure. Previous projects also include the repositioning, releasing and refinancing of The Bloc, a 4-acre mixed-use project in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Upon completion of the renovation, the revitalized retail center was filled with a robust line-up of tenants and the hotel was recognized as the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, a higher echelon within the Sheraton brand. With a strong understanding of the entitlement, design, financing, leasing and construction processes, Ms. Hartley manages development staff and works closely with design, construction and development professionals to carry out project objectives. Throughout her tenure at National, Katie has remained dedicated to working toward adding value to owners, development partners, and project stakeholders.
Katie joined the parent company in 2011, working as a Real Estate Analyst providing market research and investment underwriting support. In 2013, when National Development was formed, Katie transferred to work as a Development Associate and has since been promoted to Development Manager and now Development Director. Previously, she worked in Virginia at Fairfax County’s Department of Planning and Zoning, held internships with KishimotoGordonDalaya Architecture and Devereaux and Associates, and was an Environmental Litigation Support Intern with the Beacon Group, LLC.
Ms. Hartley earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Environmental Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.