Katherine Chamberlain Hartley
Ms. Hartley leads the real estate development activities in Washington, D.C. In collaboration with the Development team and its partners, she oversees all aspects of the development process and identifies new opportunities for the firm. Currently, she is responsible for many facets of The Stacks, a transformative 6-acre, multi-phase, mixed-use development in Capitol Riverfront’s Buzzard Point neighborhood.
Ms. Hartley recently established and executed the development plan for a comprehensive historic renovation in Center City, Philadelphia, transforming the Stephen Girard Building from an office building to an award-winning 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, the revitalized retail center was filled with a robust line-up of tenants, and the on-site Sheraton hotel was recognized as a Sheraton Grand, a higher echelon designation within the 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, she has remained dedicated to working toward adding value to owners, development partners, and project stakeholders.
Ms. Hartley joined National 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.
Ms. Hartley earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Environmental Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.