The Future of Development and Adaptive Reuse

Education Seminar: Wednesday, August 15

Moderator & Program Coordinator

John Heagy, Hines


Chris Ahrenkiel, Selig Enterprises

Huston Green, Colliers International

Katharine Kelley, Newport US RE

Kyle Jenks, Founding Principal


  • Time: 7:30 am, Continental Breakfast & Networking
    8:00 am - 9:00 am, Program
  • Location: The Atlanta REALTORS® Center
    5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328
  • This is a one hour session for this individual session CE does not apply unless taken part of the 2018 State of the Market Series. To register for the series, click here.


  • Free to ACBR members; $45 for non-members.
  • Please note: Non-members must be accompanied by a current ACBR member.
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Chris Ahrenkiel

Chris Ahrenkiel

Selig Enterprises
Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President of Commercial Leasing and Office Development, Ahrenkiel is responsible for activating office developments on many of Selig’s prime land holdings across Atlanta. Mr. Ahrenkiel came to Selig in 2018, after 11 years with Tishman Speyer, where he was the Atlanta Managing Director, overseeing the firm’s activities in the region. Most recently, he was responsible for the development, leasing and sale of Three Alliance Center, a +500,000 SF trophy office development which set an Atlanta pricing record, trading for $534/SF. Prior to that, Mr. Ahrenkiel led the leasing for Two Alliance, Colony Square, Midtown Plaza, Interstate North and Palisades. Mr. Ahrenkiel started his commercial real estate career at Trizec Properties.

Ahrenkiel is very involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of InvestAtlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. In 2017, Ahrenkiel graduated Leadership Atlanta and remains actively involved. In 2015, he was named as one of Atlanta’s 40 under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and is consistently recognized by the publication as a Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate as well as a Top Producer.

Previously, Mr. Ahrenkiel served on the Board of REGA (Real Estate Group of Atlanta), Georgia Institute of Real Estate, Georgia State University Real Estate Alumni Board and was a co-founder of NAIOP Future Leaders (NFL).

Mr. Ahrenkiel graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Georgia (1998) and with an M.B.A. with a concentration in Commercial Real Estate from Georgia State University (2003). When not working or volunteering, Mr. Ahrenkiel enjoys spending time with his two sons, Byrne and Porter.

Chris Ahrenkiel

Huston Green

Colliers International
Executive Vice President

Mr. Green has over 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry having worked on over $1 Billion in transactions with a primary focus on investment sales and capital markets. After starting his career with Trammell Crow focused on tenant representation and leasing services, Mr. Green joined a team within Trammell Crow focused on retail investment sales in the Carolinas., Mr. Green has since held various positions at GVA Advantis and DTZ Rockwood focused on investment sales and capitalizations. In 2009, Mr. Green joined Colliers' Atlanta office to focus on office investment sales, and in 2010, Mr. Green became a partner with the Atlanta Office Investment Sales Team.

Mr. Green graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Mathematics and Exonomics from Hampden-Sydney College.

Sim Doughtie

Kyle Jenks

Parkside Partners
Founding Principal

Kyle Jenks is the founding principal of Parkside Partners, and has 28 years’ experience in marketing and developing commercial real estate in Atlanta. Mr. Jenks is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day activities for Parkside including identifying acquisition and development opportunities; securing of equity and financing; project branding and marketing strategies; business development; and investor/partner relationships. Kyle is a native of Atlanta, a member of the Urban Land Institute 2010 Center for Leadership, and a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Alan Joel

Katharine Kelley

Newport US RE
Executive Vice President

Katharine Kelley is Executive Vice President at Newport US RE. Her primary responsibility is overseeing all development and construction activities.

Prior to joining NEWPORT, she held a range of in senior positions for notable real estate firms including The Landmarks Group, Post Properties, Green Street Properties, and Jamestown. Ms. Kelley received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina, a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration at Harvard University.

David Lanier

John Heagy

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Heagy is a senior managing director and is responsible for the leasing and marketing of the office projects and for securing corporate services and mixed-use development assignments in the Southeast Region of the United States. Mr. Heagy joined the firm in 1996 and has been active in Atlanta's commercial real estate market since 1977.

Mr. Heagy received his BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia. Mr. Heagy serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Central Atlanta Progress (CAP); Metro Atlanta Chamber; and the Perimeter Community Improvement District (PCID).

Monday, June 25, 2018
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