Chambers Theory LLC launched as successful start-up real estate firm by Tommy Chambers in early 2018 and is serving clients in VA & DC for residential property management and investment purchases. The Chambers Theory team, in its inaugural year of operation, is the only team to ever be named as “Washingtonian’s BEST” for BOTH property management and real estate sales in the same year, they will be featured on the cover of “Top Agent Magazine” for the first issue of 2019– and they are still getting started and getting better! Chambers Theory aims to help our clients have a clear-path to successful real estate investment and property management
PARTNER, REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT, PROPERTY MANAGER
Tommy lives by the motto “Carpe Diem… Every Diem!” and it is with great enthusiasm that he is designing a smarter future in property management and real estate. Tommy is a forward-leaning entrepreneur whose DNA extends back to three generations of real estate professionals and an ancestry of U.S. Intelligence and State Department veterans. As a “Foreign Service Kid,” Tommy lived in half a dozen countries before the age of eight and grew into his ideals, entering the property management industry in 2001 evolving to serve those serving our country overseas at the highest level.
As a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and recorder of the first land-lease on Mars, Tommy now reaches “forward from the past”, continues to honor his roots yet leads in creating the future of his trade with his team of proptech innovators, property management experts, and caring individuals delivering the promise of “Real Estate with Intelligence” and a commitment to interweave EQ into each communication and every process when serving clients. Tommy also owns and operates a vacation rental property management company in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and a residential property management firm in Bend, Oregon too.
To be featured on the cover of the “Top 100” magazine’s leaders in real estate in the first issue of 2021, you’ll be quick to see Tommy’s sentiment in the article reflects the service he and his team provide: “What we’re doing in property management today is like what Tesla did for the auto industry 10 years ago. We’re using innovation, tech, optimum performance, cool technology infrastructure, and exciting products to improve the quality of property management and bring greater benefits, value, and ROI to our clients and investors.”
Regarding his team: “I call them the “Knights of the Round Table” because they all have an equal say, commitment, and share in the success as we try to build this very special, unique, and almost magical place—our company is “Camelot” in the world of property management. Our entire team is amazing, and I have integrity in saying they are the very best at what they do, and I say it with full confidence that the best is yet to come! The future is bright… be the light!”
You may not believe it could be... but Taylor has actually made the role and program of accounting and bookkeeping into a dynamic, innovative, and intriguing value-add role. Taylor makes the numbers mean something and organizes the data into an actionable process.
He was born and raised in Michigan and attended Central Michigan University. Hard working, dedicated, and his attention to detail, Taylor will ensure your property has a healthy cash flow and that you, your money, and operation of your property management team THRIVE!
A Northern Virginia native, Jessica lived in Fairfax County until she met her college sweetheart & moved to Loudoun County where they now reside, raising their 3 children & yellow lab. Before majoring in Marketing at George Mason University, Jessica worked as an intern at a small real estate & property management firm where she quickly learned the varying dynamics of real estate.
Beginning her career in 2004, Jessica has emphasized the importance of building trust with each client right off the bat by providing responsive communication at a high level, with integrity & dedication. Jessica cares about her clients experience & understands that so much of their journey is dependent on staying connected. Jessica’s consistent proficiency presents expertise on the unique challenges of serving each individual client, most of who are in the State department, Foreign Service Officers, Military, World Bank & investors. Communication is key in any relationship to build trust & it’s the very thing Jessica loves most about her job! With the biggest testament of that trust-equity being when a returning client seeks out Jessica, to hire Chambers Theory again with expectations of receiving superior service at the highest level of care. Clients know & have come to trust that when they reach out to Jessica, they’ll be in good hands.
A respected leader & advocate in property management, she not only delivers support & guidance to clients but offers keen insight & direction to her team, as well. She has been a leading catalyst to the success in growing Chambers Theory organically, while also championing her team through efficiency & organization to ensure the expansion & ongoing success of the company, continues. Her strong work ethic & unwavering dedication to improve the client experience has helped raise the bar in the level of service clients can, and should expect in the industry, where “Good Enough, is NOT ok”.
Since joining Chambers Theory, Jessica made a significant milestone & rare achievement, positioning her efforts in the Top 1% of leasing agents worldwide as she crossed the threshold of more than 1,000 individual rental transactions, attributed solely to her name. What makes this accomplishment truly special to Jessica is not the volume of transactions, but that no other real estate agent in the history of the MLS records in the DC Metro region has had a better DOM [days on market] average when considering 1,000 rental transactions or more! Something she’s very proud of!
Jessica has been a licensed Realtor since 2005, as well as an active member of NVAR [Northern Virginia Association of Realtors] & NARPM [National Association of Residential Property Managers].
PRINCIPAL BROKER, SALES TEAM & LEASING DIRECTOR
Lindsay has worked in the real estate and property management industry since 2008 and is the Principal Broker of Chambers Theory and an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Distinctive Real Estate. She brings her attention to detail, customer oriented approach and extensive knowledge of all things real estate to solve clients' needs and problems to their greatest benefit. Having lived in Northern Virginia her whole life, Lindsay has a great understanding of the area and how the rental and sales markets affect each other in differing markets. Her wide-ranging experience in selling tenant occupied properties helps make the Chambers Theory Sales Team the obvious choice when selling or buying investment properties.
Lindsay vets and presents all applications, negotiates leases and coordinates the ratification of all lease documents during the Leasing process. During the property management experience she negotiates lease renewals, fields tenant requests and coordinates terminations and re-marketing of your property. She takes pride in making sure her clients are securing the highest quality renter they can to facilitate a smooth and positive rental experience. She firmly believes that all parties to the transaction can have a positive and happy relationship during their tenancy. After many years in the industry, Lindsay is honored to work with the Chambers Theory team who strive to always provide empathy, care and communication to all our clients and customers.
Lindsay also maintains Chambers Theory’s website and marketing programs, with an emphasis on being on the cutting edge of new technology. Her dedication, thoroughness and positive attitude makes her a great resource for any person looking for property management and sales services.
Client Care Team
DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Gregg has been in the property management industry for almost 20 years as a dedicated, caring, and seasoned professional, always advocating for landlords and the fundamentals of good property management. As genuine of a guy as you can find, Gregg ensures that clients receive the best advice to achieve a successful rental experience.
Gregg is responsible for communication with clients, troubleshooting problems, resolving issues, monitoring and supervising inspections, repairs, and customer satisfaction. Gregg’s mantra of “measure twice, cut once” is another one of the many quality-control perspectives that makes the Chambers Theory property management program the best for clients who prioritize excellent care and good communication in what they want from their property management company.
Gregg enjoys the challenge of being excellent in a difficult business. He is proud to have been able to share his experience with others, and help instill a sense of purpose and commitment to doing things “the right way”.
DC CLIENT CARE & PORTFOLIO MANAGER
Beginning as a leasing intern in high school and continuing through college, Hannah immediately noticed the presence of servant leadership that makes a good property manager. She truly believes in its importance and has held firm to that ideal since. A jack of many trades – Hannah has had manifold experience in different industries but ultimately, found her way back to her first love, property management.
As the DC Portfolio Manager, Hannah is responsible for discovery and onboarding of new clients, prepping the property, marketing, leasing and anything pertaining to Washington, DC. Hannah never prescribes without diagnosing and takes an attentive approach to her client’s needs. Her diverse experience allows her to find creative, but simple answers to difficult problems and empathetic nature brings DC client care to another level.
Her favorite part of her position is the discovery consultation with new clients…Hannah finds many of them unsatisfied with their current situation and seeking answers… She meets that frustration with empathy and enjoys the relief she can hear in her client’s voice after she has explained what Chambers Theory can do for them….And even better, later putting that promise into action.
Hannah has been a DMV native her entire life. As graduate of George Mason University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc she has always been in love with the vibrant energy of the city and loves strolling down 14th and U to the music. Hannah doesn’t just like her job….This is what she does. Her dedication to her craft makes her your perfect resource for all things DC!
CLIENT CARE REPRESENTATIVE & REALTOR
Brian Chevalier and his wife, Lauren, enjoy raising their children in Herndon (where Brian was born, raised, and is now a well-connected and respected member of the community). A graduate of Shepherd University, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports & Event Management while also playing for the Shepherd Rams Baseball team. Brian loves to give back to the community by Coaching both of his boys in the Herndon youth Baseball & Basketball programs. Brian is a licensed Realtor and has over 10 years of experience in the property management and real estate industry. Since joining Chambers Theory, Brian is most proud of settling company records in growing the company portfolio as well as being a part of the Chambers Theory sales Team who over the last few years have made it into the famous Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Top Producing sales Team in VA! Brian is also proud of continuing to be a member of the Multi-Million Dollar sales Club.
Brian is often one of the first people you will meet from the Chambers Theory team - he gives guidance to clients from their first call until leased and tenant occupied. Brian assists with coordinating property repairs needed as you prepare to leave the property, and also acts as one of the top rental showing agent for Chambers Theory rental properties where he excels at qualifying potential tenants and encouraging rental applications. Brian’s favorite part about his job is the satisfaction he receives when seeing and hearing how happy a client is when their property has been leased out, prior to vacating their home! Having the Client receive Peace of Mind on their property prior to vacating their home is something that continues to excite and motivate him.
Brian is the epitome of a team player and brings his genuine, positive attitude to every aspect of property management. You will be in excellent hands when working with Brian. He continues to set goals for himself and the leasing team in ensuring that every listing under the teams umbrella gets leased out faster than the last one! Another one of Brian’s favorite things about working for Chambers Theory is the people on the team that he gets to work with every single day! There is not a better company out there than Chambers Theory!
CLIENT CARE REPRESENTATIVE & REALTOR
A native of the area, Marc has spent nearly his entire life in Northern Virginia, minus his college years at Virginia Tech and a post-college stint in Charlotte, NC. Although originally from Reston, Marc has lived in many cities, neighborhoods and zip codes in “NOVA”, creating a true awareness and understanding of many areas in the DC Metropolitan Area.
Marc’s personal and professional goal in Real Estate is to provide exceptional customer service and treat all clients how he would want to be treated. He believes the most important first step in the real estate journey is to personally relate to each and every client specifically, as different people will have different expectations. Next, his goal is to provide as much information, insight, personal experience and consulting to his clients to set them up for success, all while accommodating their most critical real estate needs.
In his property management role, Marc assists in maximizing the marketability of properties on the market for rent and he establishes a regular and proactive communication channel with both landlords and prospective tenants. Marc provides information and feedback to landlords to keep them well informed as to the status of their home while on the market for rent. Marc raises the bar on quick communications and client response during the leasing process, and is one of the reasons no one has better metrics than Chambers Theory for leasing services in the DC Metropolitan Area.
Marc loves going to work every day trying to consult and inform people on strategies that can guide them in making positively impactful financial decisions. He believes in Chambers Theory's proven track record for providing ideal customer service that limits marketing time, while maximizing rents collected for property management accounts. In turn, this maximizes returns for clients. In an industry that can sometimes be negatively scrutinized, Marc is most proud of being part of a team that exerts max effort and is so positively acclaimed and reviewed by our clientele.
Leasing & Resident Resource Team
RESIDENT RESOURCE MANAGER, REALTOR & LEASING SPECIALIST
Heather Paterno is a Real Estate professional and part of the Chambers Theory Sales Team and a leasing consultant with Chambers Theory, LLC. Heather was born and raised in Rhode Island where she attended Rhode Island College to study Business Management. She has relocated several times landing in Virginia 14 years ago and now resides in Gainesville as a proud mom of 3 girls.
After spending over 25 years working in the hospitality industry in many roles including customer service, management and ownership she decided to take her knowledge and skills into the Real Estate business to continue her passion for helping others.
Various roles include assessing properties before they go onto the Sales and Rental market to ensure they show well, submitting requests and follow up on needed repairs. Her excellent communication with owners, agents, current tenants and new clients puts her in a category of her own. Heather specializes in marketing of client rentals and sales properties. She will assist clients with the transaction coordination from setting the appointment through the leasing/sales process.
Heather is proud of being a part of the Chambers Theory team where she is continually learning and advancing in her real estate career.
DC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MULTIFAMILY SPECIALIST, LEASING SPECIALIST, REALTOR
Marina brings over 5 years of property management experience overseeing multi-family properties ranging from 50-350+ units. She has managed several residential apartment buildings in the DC metro area, primarily in Northwest, DC and Arlington, VA.
Marina is responsible for coordinating and assessing each rental property for all routine inspections each year, and has a sound knowledge of building and maintenance processes. As a member of the Chambers Theory team, she is devoted to providing superior care for all clients with her strong communication skills and close attention to detail.
A DC native raised in Fairfax County, VA, Marina graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Foreign Languages, concentrating in Spanish. She currently resides in DC with her husband and daughter.
RESIDENT RESOURCE ASSOCIATE, SALES & LEASING SPECIALIST, REALTOR
As a native of Northern Virginia, Jean can provide an extensive knowledge of the local housing market. She resides in Fairfax with her husband and 9 years old boy/girl twins. Jean is bilingual, which allows her to serve a variety of clients. Her love for designing and renovating led her to a career in real estate. Jean’s passion is to help people with one of the most financially challenging and emotional decisions of their life. Her mission is to ensure that all clients have the best experience whether they are leasing, buying or selling. As well as to provide the same level of care for everyone client. Jean strive to build good relationships and truly understand the specific needs of each client.
Repairs & Inspections Team
DIRECTOR OF REPAIRS & INSPECTIONS
Zack grew up in Southwestern Virginia before moving to Northern Virginia where he has resided for 7 years. Zack got his intro to property management through McGrath Real Estate Services where he worked in the repairs department, initially as assistant and worked his way up to director through his tireless work ethic, leadership skills and overall expertise. His drive is the goal to help ease stress and make the repairs process as simple and hands off as possible for our clients. He is also a licensed Realtor.
As the Maintenance Director, Zack coordinates repairs between tenants, clients and vendors whether it is for a move in, move out, interim work or a renovation. In any one given day, Zack handles multiple tasks and priorities, from emergencies to cosmetic repairs to a home. His strong organizational skills and time management, as well as his excellent trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills, ensures all parties involved have clear oral and written communication throughout the process. Since joining the team Zack has managed to bring down the total average repairs costs for the portfolio.
Being in this business for so many years Zack has been able to establish vendor relationships and set high expectations for what is expected of them to remain in our program, these things include competitive pricing, workmanship, availability and of course customer service. Whether it’s a clients preferred contractor or one from our list, he ensures all vendors are licensed and insured, which means work completed has a warranty and if an accident occurs onsite insurance can be involved, all in an effort to protect our clients.
Zack’s passion and experience coupled with quick responsiveness allows tenants to remain happy in the turnaround time of the needed repair and his clients satisfied with the outcome of the repair work, as well as the overall cost
REPAIR COORDINATOR & INSPECTOR
Chris was born in Pakistan while his parents were posted there as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. State Department and he subsequently traveled all over the world as a “3rd culture kid” with stops in Germany, the Philippines, Pakistan, Germany and more. Chris carried the “3rd culture life” into adulthood doing mission-work that brought him to Afghanistan and Denmark.
Honest, hard-working, and humble, Chris is just the right kind of personality to bring care and a cool-head to the customer service aspects of coordinating repairs with contractors. If you prefer to speak conversational-level Danish – Chris is your guy!
INSPECTIONS COORDINATOR, REALTOR
Born in Texas, he has been a resident of the National Capital Area for over thirty years.
When asked how he got into the real estate business, he replies, “My father was a government contractor, and as a result, we relocated frequently. Fortunately, my parents saw my interest in the process and allowed me to see the process up close; new construction to higher priced housing markets, my interest was piqued at an early age.”
He is a proud alum of West Virginia University and in his previous career, was an IT professional and consultant to government and private sector clients.
In 2015, he obtained his Virginia Real Estate License. Later the following year, he and his wife moved to their dream home in Loudoun County, where they currently reside with a toddler, newborn, and loyal dog.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Mike has grown up in Fairfax County and loves to serve the Northern VA area as his hometown community. Mike is intelligent, motivated, and has applied his good work ethic to Chambers Theory since the beginning.
Mike brings a fresh perspective to how companies can better marry personalization and care in service to automation and technological efficiencies.
Investigative application processing, InspeQt reports, key auditing and software programs operation and effectiveness are responsibilities mastered by Mike.
Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best OF” features a picture of Mike in 2019 Best Property Manager, and for good reason: The future is bright in real estate for any firm that has him on their team!
INSPECTIONS COORDINATOR, REALTOR
Andrew has spent his entire life in Northern Virginia, aside from attending Shepherd University in West Virginia from 2003 to 2008. During his time at Shepherd he traveled home to Herndon on weekends to volunteer as a youth basketball coach. His true passion has always been working with and serving his community. Post college, Andrew resided in Reston for a few years before settling down in Leesburg with his wife, Christen and their two children. Being a family man, he chose Leesburg for its versatility and accessibility to what they love most - spending time with family and friends, attending Washington sporting events, and supporting local businesses throughout the area. Growing up in the area and now raising a family here gives Andrew the ability to help with more than finding a place to live, but truly finding a place to call home.
Andrew’s goal in Real Estate and Property Management is to be open and available in order to satisfy each client’s personal goals and desires. Customer service is a top priority and going above and beyond is how Andrew wants to set himself apart from the competition. One of his best strengths is his desire to listen before reacting - allowing you to be in control, while being there to provide knowledge and guidance.
While Andrew is new to the Real Estate industry, his experience in Sales, Mortgage Lending, and General Management will greatly support his abilities to succeed in this industry. Growing up an avid participant in community sports, events, and fundraisers Andrew dedicates himself to his team, his community, and his clients to gain the greatest results possible.
Andrew is extremely excited to get to work and cannot wait for an opportunity to help you.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & UTILITIES COORDINATOR
Molly is an administrative assistant/utilities coordinator with Chamber Theory LLC. She has been with Chambers Theory since the very beginning.....almost! She has learned a tremendous amount about the property management/real estate industry during that time having been new to the field when she started. She's excited to keep learning from all the knowledgeable, experienced co-workers around her!
Molly has lived in Fairfax City for over 30 years with her husband and their two children, who are now young adults! She enjoys the beach, traveling, working out, reading and decorating. She loves to get together with her family and friends as often as possible!
Kathe has lived in Northern Virginia for decades and watched Tommy Chambers coach her son in Vienna Youth Football league for years, never realizing one day she’d be watching over his company! Kathe plays a vital role in our administrative department and you can always find a warm smile and a kind voice over the phone whenever you call into Chambers Theory.
Her superior office support makes her an invaluable asset to the organization and growth of our company. She has helped develop improved management systems within our organization which have already resulted in a clear increase in efficiencies between departments within our company.
DIRECTOR OF COMPANY CULTURE & EMPLOYMENT
Jen is smart, resourceful, and the ultimate professional. Jen is a licensed Realtor and specializes in Embassy-Leasing and transition assistance as well as exemplifying that “care” goes a long way in real estate whether selling a $1 million home or renting a $2,000/month condo.
Jen and her family (4 kids!) are posted here in Virginia through the Canadian Embassy (her husband was assigned to a Canadian cooperative military program with the U.S. joint chiefs of staff in the Pentagon). We’re lucky to have Jen on our team and we’re making plans to keep her on the team long-term!
REALTOR & LEASING SPECIALIST
Marci resides in Leesburg with her husband and 2 children on their farm. After a career in corporate she and her husband spent 8 years operating a successful wedding venue. Marci is active in the Leesburg community and schools and is very committed to charity work. Over the years she and her husband have enjoyed designing, renovating and building homes. This cultivated her love of houses and design and ultimately led to her career in real estate. As a long time resident she brings a wealth of knowledge about Loudoun county and its communities and valuable experience with farms and larger properties. She loves to envision the potential in each property and enjoys building relationships and helping clients realize their dreams.
As an avid equestrian she spends her free time riding on their farm or traveling with her family.
Sharp, organized, efficient, and solution-oriented, Chris has been in the real estate industry since 2011. He has held positions in accounting, leasing, and property management with McGrath Real Estate Services, property management with CBRE, and also asset project management and leasing with Milestone Communications. Chris has a top-notch reputation in the industry, and is well equipped to help you through any of your property management and real estate needs.
Chris has a Virginia real estate broker license, has been licensed to practice real estate in Virginia since 2013, and is also licensed as a property manager in the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, and the Urban Land Institute. Chris is a graduate of James Madison University School of Business, and rumor has it that he is an impressive guitar player.