Vice President of Development

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.