ABOUT US

company OVERVIEW

Catalyst’s Principals have a combined experience in the acquisition and disposition of 50,000+ multi-family units, totaling $4.0B+ in value across the primary, secondary, and tertiary markets of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Catalyst’s deep ties into these brokerage and ownership networks allow us to unearth off-market opportunities and realize value where others cannot.

The principles of Catalyst have diverse and complementary backgrounds in commercial and residential real estate development, operations, principal ownership and investing, property and asset management, joint-venture structuring, project capitalization, and disposition brokerage. Asset classes of focus include multi-family, retail, office, and covered land.

OUR VALUES

  • Reputation & Relationships First
  • Transparency & Clear Communication
  • Patience & Diligence
  • Unyielding Entrepreneurship
  • Socially Responsible, Community Focused

OUR APPROACH

STRATEGIC PARTNERS, CAPITAL PROVIDERS, AND LENDERS

OUR TEAM

BEAU McINTOSH
Managing Partner

704.877.5681 

beau@catalystcp.com

Beau McIntosh is one of the Managing Partners of Catalyst Partners and is responsible for overall management of the firm and its development and investment activities. Beau began his career in public accounting with both Deloitte and KPMG, where he worked as a consultant in private client tax services. Prior to founding Catalyst CP, Beau was a Regional Partner with Dominion Realty Partners, where he developed and acquired over $300M in multi-family, office, and mixed-use projects.

Beau is also a founding Partner of Capstone Apartment Partners, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-housing investment sales brokerage firms with offices across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Over the last 11 years with Capstone, Beau has helped lead the growth of the company into various new geographic markets and service lines, achieving consistent double-digit company growth every year since inception. Throughout his real estate career to date, Beau has been active in various roles and capacities, including development, acquisitions, investment and asset management, entitlement, property management, brokerage, and project capitalization. His industry experience to date includes a variety of real estate development projects, owned assets, investments, and asset transactions totaling over $2.0B of value.

Beau attended West Virginia University for both his undergraduate Business Administration degree and his Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations, which he earned in 2003. In 2011, he earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, concentrating in Commercial Real Estate Finance and Development. Beau is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council, as well as the Urban Land Institute where he has served on multiple Young Leaders Partnership Forums. He has served as co-chair of the United Way Young Leaders Council and on the Board of the United Way of the Central Carolinas, and currently serves as a Board Member of the Dowd YMCA in Charlotte. In 2013, Beau was selected as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, a recognition granted by the publication to the area’s most successful up and coming business professionals. Beau lives in Charlotte with his wife and two daughters.

A.J. KLENK
Managing Partner

704.231.4882

aj@catalystcp.com

A.J. Klenk is one of the Managing Partners of Catalyst Partners and is responsible for overall management of the firm and its development and investment activities.

A.J. is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Capstone Apartment Partners, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-housing investment sales brokerage firms with offices across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Over the last 10 years with Capstone, A.J. has led the company’s business development growth from one office and four employees in Charlotte, to seven offices and nearly 40 employees across the East coast. Capstone is now widely recognized and respected as one of the foremost leaders in the multi-family and land development industries. Capstone’s family-like culture and “team before self” credo is the source of an immense amount of pride for A.J. and indicative of his overall philosophy on life and business.

Throughout his real estate career, A.J. has been active in various roles and capacities, including entitlement, acquisitions, development, investment, asset management, property management, brokerage, and project capitalization. A.J.’s industry experience includes a variety of real estate assignments, development projects, owned assets, investments, and asset transactions totaling over $2.0B of value and including over 35,000 multi-family units.

A.J. graduated from The University of Michigan in 2007 with a Master of Science in Bio-Psychology and Cognitive Science. A.J. is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Urban Land Institute and is active in various other professional and philanthropic roles across the region. He enjoys Michigan sports, volunteering, the outdoors, world travel, overseeing the growth of his hospitality industry businesses in Charlotte, and spending time with his wife Caitlin and two boys, Harrison and Jackson.

Kevin Christiansen
Development Associate

775.301.8622

kevin@catalystcp.com

Kevin joined the Catalyst team in May of 2019 offering experience in financial modeling, market research, and transaction management. Previous to CCP, Kevin began his career with Capstone Apartment Partners, a regional multi-family and commercial land brokerage company where he worked on over $500 million of closed transactions in the Southeast. He obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Real Estate degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys surfing, golfing, tennis, and watching football and hockey.

Mike Ortiz
Controller

704.989.2286

mike@catalystcp.com

Mike joined Catalyst in March of 2019 with a wide range of expertise in accounting, technology, human resources, and general operations of an organization.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Mike worked as a CRM Specialist and Researcher for Capstone Apartment Partners. Originally from the Washington DC area, Mike began his journey in the world of real estate in 2006. Before Capstone, he played an integral part in setting the foundation and growing a startup into a powerhouse in the Washington, DC region.

Mike is a passionate football enthusiast, enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Lori, and is a devoted father to their three kids, Peyton, Jacob and Taylor.