Bryon Wells

Development Project Manager

As a Development Project Manager, Bryon works to bring Menkiti Group’s development projects to fruition. His role spans the development timeline from acquisition to close-out, and often includes interfacing with design professionals, soliciting bids and selecting contractors, and monitoring construction progress.  

Prior to joining Menkiti Group, Bryon worked with a ground-up multifamily developer in Massachusetts which delivered award-winning, LEED certified communities. He also worked as a leasing agent in the Boston, MA area, helping to guide renters through the process of selecting an apartment in one of the nation’s most competitive rental markets.  

Bryon graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Finance. Originally from Colorado, Bryon enjoys downhill skiing and tries to get in some days every winter.  He resides in Arlington, VA.

Whitney Smith

Vice President, Development & Finance

As the Vice President of Development & Finance, Whitney (Whit) Smith spearheads critical development, acquisitions and financing activities across The Menkiti Group’s Washington, DC portfolio including but not limited to the multi-phased MLK Gateway redevelopment, Bond Bread / WRECO Garage redevelopment, as well as our condominium projects. Whit’s vast background includes work in acquisitions, dispositions, development finance, portfolio management, debt repositioning and investment strategies for private and institutional clients with portfolios ranging from $500 thousand to $100 million.

Prior to joining the company, Whit served as the Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at Carr City Centers. He also worked in Development and Acquisitions at Douglas Development Corporation specializing in development and portfolio management, including debt repositioning and project capitalization.

Whit is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and currently resides in Capitol Hill with his wife and two children.

Mark Rengel

AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Development

As Vice President of Development for the Menkiti Group, Mark leads the acquisition and development of multi-family, neighborhood commercial, and office projects. In his tenure with the Menkiti Group, Mark has delivered market-rate multifamily, affordable LIHTC-financed multifamily, neighborhood commercial, and office projects. He is currently working on the adaptive re-use of a historic city block in Mount Rainier, Maryland, a charter school project in southeast Washington, DC., and a government office facility in Washington, DC.

As a licensed architect in DC and Virginia, Mark has previously served as lead architect and project manager for a wide variety of projects for several highly recognized institutions including the Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, US Navy, US Department of State, Architect of the Capitol, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, Gallaudet University, and the District of Columbia Superior Courts.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional and a former Captain in the United States Air Force. Mark is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He enjoys spending time with family, composing on the piano, and playing ice hockey.

Natasha Mosley


Director, Single-Family Home Development and External Relations

Natasha Mosley, Director of Single Family Home Development and External Relations joined The Menkiti Group development team in July 2016 to assist in growing the single-family home development portfolio. Her primary responsibilities include sourcing, analyzing and acquiring real estate opportunities. Natasha manages all new acquisitions from inception through contract stage, due diligence, and closing. Natasha manages and coaches the development team associates, coordinates on design, construction schedule, budgets, and executive reporting.

Prior to joining The Menkiti Group, Natasha served as the Market Center Administrator of Keller Williams Capital Properties in Bethesda, Maryland for four and a half years. During her leadership tenure, the Market Center experienced exponential growth while becoming one of the top real estate brokerages in Montgomery County, MD. She was instrumental in helping the Market Center win the coveted Home Run Launch award which is given to the Keller Williams Market Center that has the most profit after the first year of launch. Natasha is a native Georgian and owned a boutique real estate company prior to relocating to Maryland.

Bo Menkiti

Founder and CEO

Bo Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group, a real estate company dedicated to transforming lives, careers, and communities through real estate. The Menkiti Group is focused on strengthening neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and disposition of real estate in urban markets. Mr. Menkiti also serves as CEO and is the Founding Partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties, (KWCP) a residential real estate brokerage managed by The Menkiti Group.

Prior to forming The Menkiti Group and KWCP, Mr. Menkiti served as Chief Operating Officer of College Summit, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students. In this capacity, Mr. Menkiti oversaw the organization’s successful growth into a multi-site national organization.

Under Mr. Menkiti’s leadership, The Menkiti Group and KWCP have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation, and by the Initiative for Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine as two of the fastest growing inner-city businesses in America.

Mr. Menkiti’s work has been featured in David Bornstein’s book on social entrepreneurs, How to Change the World, and in Stephen Goldsmith’s The Power of Social Innovation, and he has been recognized nationally by Ebony and Inc. magazines as one of the coolest young entrepreneurs in America. In 2006, Mr. Menkiti was recognized with The National Association of Realtors Prestigious “30 Under 30” award, and in 2014 he was honored by the National Association of Realtors as the District of Columbia Realtor of the Year and named to the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100, a list of the most influential business leaders in the Washington metropolitan area. In 2015 Keller Williams Realty International named Mr. Menkiti its Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2017 Mr. Menkiti was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for Innovation in the Mid-Atlantic and was given the Marcia Lamb Award for Inner City Innovation by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Committed to serving communities and transforming neighborhoods by serving on civic and public service organizations, Mr. Menkiti was elected as the 2013 President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors and was appointed by the Mayor to the board of DC Water, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Mr. Menkiti is also a trustee of the Federal City Council and serves on the boards of the Meyer Foundation, City First Bank, Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation and the District of Columbia Building Industry Association. In 2014 Mr. Menkiti launched the CPMG Foundation (Capital Properties Menkiti Group Foundation) an organization that focuses its resources on serving its community in the areas of Housing, Youth, Education, and Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Menkiti is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and three sons.

Adam Levenson

Adam Levenson
Adam Levenson

Development & Finance Associate

Adam Levenson joined The Menkiti Group in February 2020 as a Development and Finance Associate. In his role, he supports financial modeling and analysis, acquisitions, dispositions, and project management for the enterprise’s development projects.

Previously, Adam worked at Fivesquares Development and SJM Partners supporting their development and acquisitions teams respectively. Prior to working in real estate, he spent 5 years in the education technology industry.

Adam is an emerging leader in the DC real estate community, particularly on the topics of innovation and technology. In 2020, he co-founded ULI (Urban Land Institute) Washington’s Innovation + Technology Council and currently serves as its co-chair.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. He is a Worcester, MA native and currently resides in the U St Historic District in Washington, DC.

Brian Burke

Executive Vice President, Development & Finance

Brian is a seasoned finance executive with deep experience in both real estate development and financial services.  At The Menkiti Group, Brian serves as Executive Vice President.  In this role, he is responsible for financing the company’s development projects and portfolio of real estate assets, managing the development team, analyzing potential acquisitions, efficiently allocating capital, investor reporting, and other strategic projects.

Previously, Brian served as the CFO for Ditto Residential, a design focused real estate developer that builds condos and apartment buildings in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Brian was responsible for all financial aspects of the company including proforma modeling of new deals, raising debt and equity to finance the projects, managing the construction budget and loan draws, overseeing accounting, and investor reporting. As a member of the executive management team, Brian was involved in all key decisions, set the strategic direction for the firm, and managed a team of 12 development and construction professionals.

Prior to Ditto, Brian spent eight years with Capital One executing mergers and acquisitions and managing a product development team.  In these roles he led large, multi-functional teams through the financial analysis and due diligence of potential bank and credit card acquisitions, he negotiated term sheets and contracts with external counter parties, and he simplified the small business banking product suite by designing and rolling out a new line up of business accounts.

Brian graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. A California native, he now resides with his wife and son in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.