Our team creates multifamily residences that respect and reflect the history and integrity of the existing neighborhood.



The Donatelli Management team has hands-on experience in every aspect of the real estate industry. Each member brings to the group a special talent in his or her field of expertise. When combined, these talents cover the full scope of real estate operations including finance, development, construction and management. The team’s involvement in all aspects of real estate transactions, from land acquisition to financial structuring, provides the knowledge necessary for success in today’s sophisticated real estate market. Their success is a matter of record and has earned Donatelli Development a reputation as a leader in the Washington real estate community.

Christopher J. Donatelli

Chris is the President and CEO of Donatelli Management and has served in that capacity since 1998. In 2006, Mr. Donatelli was given the Visionary Award from the Washington DC Center for Economic Development, he received the 2009 Economic Development award from the African-American Real Estate Professionals Foundation, and in 2014 he was honored with the DCBIA Development Achievement Award – Private Sector. He is a frequent speaker at ULI, NAHB, and Bisnow conferences.

A native Washingtonian, Mr. Donatelli is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University and an M.B.A. in Real Estate from American University in Washington, DC. He is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, and of the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, and is a Board Member of the DCBIA. Mr. Donatelli has also opened three restaurants it the District: Lou’s City Bar and Acre 121 in Columbia Heights and Ten Tigers in Petworth—a sports bar named for his father, a barbecue and live music restaurant, and a Asian bar & food parlour, respectively.

Mr. Donatelli resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Karen, and their four children: Christopher, Caroline, Claudia and Catherine.

Stephen T. Harrison

Steve is a Vice President of Donatelli Management. Mr. Harrison has been actively involved in the real estate industry since 1984. He joined Donatelli in 1990 and supervised the management of all multifamily holdings and over 1.3 million square feet of commercial properties. In addition to his management responsibilities, Mr. Harrison was the development manager for over $5 million of tenant improvements for these sites. Mr. Harrison managed the site design, plan approval and permit process for the development of 450 acres of residential real estate. His responsibilities include identifying development opportunities, conducting feasibility studies and undertaking financial analysis.

Mr. Harrison is a native Washingtonian and is a graduate of Walt Whitman High School. He received a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Lynchburg College located in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Edward donatelli

Ted is Operations Director for Donatelli Management. Ted has been involved in the real estate industry since 1994. He was previously employed as a Commercial Manager for First Potomac Management, an affiliate of Donatelli. For First Potomac, Ted managed over one million square feet of commercial space for both office and industrial facilities.

Ted attended Regis College and the University of Maryland.

John K. Groth

John is the Marketing Director for Donatelli Management. He has worked in real estate for over 15 years, primarily in apartment and condominium marketing. His responsibilities include corporate and project marketing, branding, advertising, and event planning, as well as managing the leasing and sales teams until the project is stabilized.

Mr. Groth is from the Washington area and attended Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. He is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where he received a B.S. degree in Marketing.