Bryon Wells

Development Project Manager
202.733.5470
bryon@menkitigroup.com

As a Development Project Manager, based in our Worcester, MA office, Bryon works to bring Menkiti Group’s development projects to fruition. His role spans the development timeline from acquisition to close-out, and often includes interfacing with design professionals, soliciting bids and selecting contractors, and monitoring construction progress.  

Prior to joining Menkiti Group, Bryon worked with a ground-up multifamily developer in Western Massachusetts which delivered award-winning, LEED certified communities. He also worked as a leasing agent in the Boston area, helping to guide renters through the process of selecting an apartment in one of the nation’s most competitive rental markets.  

Bryon graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Finance. Originally from Colorado, Bryon enjoys downhill skiing and tries to get in some days every winter. He resides in Worcester, MA.

Kristin Thompson

Development Project Manager
kristin@menkitigroup.com

Kristin serves as a Development Project Manager on The Menkiti Group’s Development Team. In her role, she utilizes her civil engineering background and construction management experience to bring a technical perspective to the construction and management of high-value development projects. Kristin’s role spans the development timeline from conceptual design through tenant turnover, where her responsibilities include collaborating with architects & engineers, construction oversight, maintaining construction budgets, and managing tenant buildouts. 

Kristin is a native Texan, from Dallas, who relocated to the DMV in 2015 to further pursue a career in construction management. She began her career working for an environmental consulting firm to bring waste recovery technologies to the US, and later served as a Construction Project Manager overseeing construction and renovation projects in the Northern Virginia area. After five years in construction management in the fast-paced DMV region, Kristin redirected her career by acquiring her real estate license and transitioned into Real Estate and Development.

Kristin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She is a member of the Construction Management Association of America and acquired her Certified Construction Manager designation in 2018. Currently living in Congress Heights (Ward 8), Kristin is a resident of the communities served by the MLK Gateway I & II, St. Elizabeth’s, and The Yards projects the development team currently has underway. She enjoys spending time with friends exploring the city, crafting and do-it-yourself projects, and playing flag-football over the weekends.

Mark Rengel

AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Development
202.733.5465
mark@menkitigroup.com

As Vice President of Development for the Menkiti Group, Mark leads the acquisition and development of multi-family, neighborhood commercial, and office projects. In his tenure with the Menkiti Group, Mark has delivered market-rate multifamily, affordable LIHTC-financed multifamily, neighborhood commercial, and office projects. Recent developments include the adaptive re-use of a historic city block in Mount Rainier, MD, a new public charter school in southeast Washington, DC, and a new office and logistics facility for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. Mark currently leads all projects for the enterprise in Worcester, MA including the recently completed transformation of the historic Worcester YWCA into a luxury apartment building.

As a licensed architect in DC and Virginia, Mark has previously served as lead architect and project manager for a wide variety of projects for several highly recognized institutions including the Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, US Navy, US Department of State, Architect of the Capitol, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, Gallaudet University, and the District of Columbia Superior Courts.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional and a former Captain in the United States Air Force. Mark is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He enjoys spending time with family, composing on the piano, and playing ice hockey.

Will Regan

Senior Vice President of Development & Construction
wregan@menkitigroup.com

Will Regan is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Development & Construction at The Menkiti Group. In his role, Will oversees The Menkiti Group’s implementation and execution of its development projects, managing a team of development professionals, standardizing development and construction processes and protocols, and coordinating with other business units across the enterprise.

Prior to his joining the The Menkiti Group, he spent time with companies as varied as Monument Realty, Transwestern Commercial Services, The Prudential Realty Group, as well as serving as a founder of several development management and advisory companies. Will has extensive experience in real estate development, advisory and asset management with over 25 years in the field.

Will graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a concentration in Chinese Studies.  He lives with his family in Northern Virginia.

Chinwe Odife

Vice President of Development
chinwe@menkitigroup.com

Chinwe Odife is the Vice President of Development, and she drives critical development and project management activities across The Menkiti Group’s Washington, DC portfolio which includes the multi-phased MLK Gateway development project and the historical Bond Bread / WRECO Garage redevelopment. Chinwe’s depth of experience cuts across the entire development lifecycle of a project and she is currently managing a portfolio of over $400 million.

Prior to her joining the The Menkiti Group, she served as the Development Director with Hometel Developers Ltd and has extensive experience in business development, deal origination, transaction structuring, project and operations management for various commercial mixed-use projects, with special focus on hospitality developments. Her portfolio of experience spans across working with international private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, development financing institutions, various classes of debt providers, international hotel operators, 1st tier global construction companies and high net worth individuals.

Chinwe has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, and a law degree from University of Georgia in Athens. She enjoys traveling with her family and is an avid Formula 1 racing fan, having attended multiple races across 3 continents.

Natasha Mosley

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Director, Single-Family Home Development and External Relations
404.781.1310
natasha@menkitigroup.com

Natasha Mosley, Director of Single Family Home Development and External Relations joined The Menkiti Group development team in July 2016 to assist in growing the single-family home development portfolio. Her primary responsibilities include sourcing, analyzing and acquiring real estate opportunities. Natasha manages all new acquisitions from inception through contract stage, due diligence, and closing. Natasha manages and coaches the development team associates, coordinates on design, construction schedule, budgets, and executive reporting.

Prior to joining The Menkiti Group, Natasha served as the Market Center Administrator of Keller Williams Capital Properties in Bethesda, Maryland for four and a half years. During her leadership tenure, the Market Center experienced exponential growth while becoming one of the top real estate brokerages in Montgomery County, MD. She was instrumental in helping the Market Center win the coveted Home Run Launch award which is given to the Keller Williams Market Center that has the most profit after the first year of launch. Natasha is a native Georgian and owned a boutique real estate company prior to relocating to Maryland.

Bo Menkiti

Founder and CEO
bo@menkitigroup.com

Bo Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group, a real estate company dedicated to transforming lives, careers, and communities through real estate. The Menkiti Group is focused on strengthening neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and disposition of real estate in urban markets and on delivering the power of home through its brokerages and affiliates.  Mr. Menkiti also serves as CEO and is the Founding Partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP), a residential real estate brokerage managed by The Menkiti Group. Most recently, Mr. Menkiti founded Mission Mortgage, a double bottom line regional mortgage lender. Prior to forming The Menkiti Group and KWCP, Mr. Menkiti served as Chief Operating Officer of College Summit, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students. In this capacity, Mr. Menkiti oversaw the organization’s successful growth into a multi-site national organization.

Under Mr. Menkiti’s leadership, The Menkiti Group and KWCP have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in the nation and a Best in Business Real Estate company nationwide as well as by the Initiative for Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine as two of the fastest growing inner-city businesses in America. Mr. Menkiti has also been recognized by Earnest and Young as the EY 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mid-Atlantic and by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City with the Marcia Lamb Award for Inner City Innovation.

Mr. Menkiti’s work has been featured in David Bornstein’s book on social entrepreneurs, How to Change the World, and in Stephen Goldsmith’s The Power of Social Innovation, and he has been recognized nationally by Ebony and Inc. magazines as one of the coolest young entrepreneurs in America. In 2006, Mr. Menkiti was recognized with The National Association of Realtors Prestigious “30 under 30” award, and in 2014 was honored by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as the District of Columbia Realtor of the Year and served as a NAR director. Additionally, in 2014, Mr. Menkiti was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100, a list of the most influential business leaders in the Washington metropolitan area and selected as Keller Williams Realty International’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Committed to strengthening communities and transforming neighborhoods by serving on civic and public service organizations, Mr. Menkiti previously served as the Vice Chair of the Board of City First Bank and as the 2013 President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors, was appointed by the Mayor to the board of DC Water, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, and was a board member for the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Dance Place, and the Blitz for Better Foundation. In 2014 Mr. Menkiti launched the Capital Properties Menkiti Group Foundation (CPMG Foundation), an organization that focuses its resources on serving the diverse social needs of the community in the areas of Housing, Youth, Education, and Entrepreneurship and has donated more than $1MM to local neighborhoods since its inception.

Mr. Menkiti currently serves as the Chair of the Board for the Meyer Foundation and is a founding director of Founders Bank, a De Novo community bank headquartered in Washington, DC. Additionally, Mr. Menkiti is currently a trustee for and serves on the executive committee for the Federal City Council and is on the board of DCBIA (District of Columbia Building Industry Association).

Mr. Menkiti is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and four young sons.

Brian Burke

Executive Vice President, Development & Finance 
brian@menkitigroup.com

Brian is a seasoned finance executive with deep experience in both real estate development and financial services.  At The Menkiti Group, Brian serves as Executive Vice President.  In this role, he is responsible for financing the company’s development projects and portfolio of real estate assets, managing the development team, analyzing potential acquisitions, efficiently allocating capital, investor reporting, and other strategic projects.

Previously, Brian served as the CFO for Ditto Residential, a design focused real estate developer that builds condos and apartment buildings in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Brian was responsible for all financial aspects of the company including proforma modeling of new deals, raising debt and equity to finance the projects, managing the construction budget and loan draws, overseeing accounting, and investor reporting. As a member of the executive management team, Brian was involved in all key decisions, set the strategic direction for the firm, and managed a team of 12 development and construction professionals.

Prior to Ditto, Brian spent eight years with Capital One executing mergers and acquisitions and managing a product development team.  In these roles he led large, multi-functional teams through the financial analysis and due diligence of potential bank and credit card acquisitions, he negotiated term sheets and contracts with external counter parties, and he simplified the small business banking product suite by designing and rolling out a new line up of business accounts.

Brian graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. A California native, he now resides with his wife and son in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.