As President of Dart Interests, Chris Kelsey leads the team overseeing developments across the country, focusing on complex mixed-use developments. During his tenure, the assets under management have doubled both in value and number including three significant new investments while taking on responsibility for other family-owned assets. Chris has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, beginning at Hines Interests in Colorado and Montana. Chris then moved to Lowe Enterprises, where he was responsible for developing Suncadia Resort in Washington. Afterward, Chris became President of Don McNamara’s Long Cove Development in Dallas. Along the way, he also became a founding partner in the Kelsey Norden Report, a research group that provided market and trend analysis emerging from the great recession. Chris has been active in both ULI and YPO, serving as a Product Council Chair for ULI and in multiple roles in YPO. Chris graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Master’s in Architecture and Yale College with a B.A. He is a proud resident of Old East Dallas where he tends to his family and his gardens while making frequent escapes to recreate in Montana and Colorado and visit family in Kansas.
"We are extraordinarily fortunate to have the opportunity to build a development and investment firm on behalf of Ken and Bob Dart, who have not only afforded us their flexible capital but more importantly, their long-standing culture of integrity and quality. We are a start-up on steroids being built on the legacy, capacity and experience of the Dart family of companies."