CONNOLLY DEVELOPMENT VENTURES

 

We develop real estate that caters to the residents, business owners and travelers who live their day-to-day lives on the sidewalks of the cities they inhabit. The urban dwellers. 

GET INVOLVED

Interested in getting involved in some of these projects? At this time, we only utilize "friends and family" investment but we are always looking to make new friends. We'd love to get coffee and discuss your interests.  

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THOMAS CONNOLLY
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Thomas cut his teeth in real estate after graduating college and landing an entry level position in Asset Management. After rising through the ranks and managing a team of asset managers, Thomas decided to make the move back to Chattanooga where he worked as a Sr. Investment Associate with one of the most active hospitality developers in the United States. After spending several years gaining valuable experience, Thomas went out on his own to focus on innovative infill development opportunities. 

 

When not doing all things real estate, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family, travels out west, fly fishing, taking out the RV, and watching various sports (go vols, mocs, and cfc!). 

Thomas holds a B.S. from University of Tennessee - Chattanooga and M.B.A. from Georgia State University. He also maintains a real estate license in Tennessee and Georgia. 

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KELSEY GAINES

Kelsey started her career at the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Civil Engineer in Dam Safety. In 2017, she transitioned into real estate development at Hutton as a Development Project Manager. In this position, she coordinated over 20 commercial development projects from conception through grand opening. The last two years at Hutton, Kelsey formalized the asset management platform and guided strategic asset and portfolio-level discussions with the executive team as the Director of Asset Management. Kelsey was excited to join Connolly Development Ventures in 2021 to work on local projects in the city she loves.

 

Kelsey loves exploring the outdoors with her husband, Jimmy, and spending time with her cats. She is an active board member for the Northside Neighborhood House.

 

Kelsey holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga and a M.B.A from Tennessee Technological University. Kelsey has followed her passion in sustainability and received a Green|Leader Certification and is a LEED Green Associate.