Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

President and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc.

Christopher Lee is President and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading real estate consulting and advisory firms. Mr. Lee’s firm, founded in 1994, has provided strategic, management, compensation, organizational/operational and investment services to over 500 real estate firms. For over 30 years, Mr. Lee has served as an advisor to real estate firms seeking to grow, improve performance, enhance brand differentiation, attract and retain great talent, drive revenue and profit performance, increase enterprise value and develop outstanding leaders.

Mr. Lee is a frequent contributor to national journals and a keynote speaker at conferences sponsored by leading real estate organizations. Mr. Lee authored a book in 2012 entitled Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate, as well as From Good To Great To Outstanding, A Real Estate Leader’s Guide To Optimal Performance. Mr. Lee is active in the Urban Land Institute, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and active in many other real estate organizations including NMHC, BOMA, IREM, NAA and NAIOP. Mr. Lee’s national newsletter, Strategic Advantage, is now received by approximately 14,000 senior leaders within real estate companies.

Mr. Lee has his Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Development.


Faison is led by a team of committed, seasoned professionals, many of whom have been serving the company for over 20 years each. We take pride in our family-like culture and thrive on our relationships. We work tirelessly to uncover great real estate opportunities and have a long-term ownership perspective.

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Corporate Management

+ Kris Fetter - President and Chief Executive Officer

+ Chris M. Poplin - Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Corporate Services

+ David B. Chandler - Managing Director, Finance

+ Michael S. Jones - Managing Director, Tax

+ Shawn Nelson, CPA - Corporate Controller

+ Susan Clontz - Director, Corporate Compliance & Risk Management

Investments, Acquisitions & Asset Management

+ Kenneth D. McCoy - Senior Managing Director, Asset Management

+ Peter M. Robinson - Senior Analyst Real Estate