Real Estate 2023: CHRIS WILLIAMS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DOLLAR TREE/SUMMIT POINTE REALTY, CHESAPEAKE
A 25-year Dollar Tree veteran, Williams serves as senior vice president for the Fortune 500 discount retailer’s real estate portfolio, a position in which he leads Summit Pointe Realty, the entity developing Summit Pointe.
A downtown Chesapeake district being built around Dollar Tree’s 12-story corporate headquarters, Summit Pointe includes three apartment communities, restaurants, offices and public park space. Ultimately, it’s expected to encompass 1.75 million square feet of office and retail space and more than 1,400 apartments. In July, Venture X, a global coworking franchise, announced it is leasing 18,543 square feet in the 555 Belaire office tower in Summit Pointe.
Dollar Tree formed the Summit Pointe Realty subsidiary in 2015 after its $8.5 billion acquisition of North Carolina-based Family Dollar Stores.
Williams joined Dollar Tree in 1998 as vice president of portfolio management, a post he held until 2019 when he was promoted to senior vice president. He began his career as an accountant for KPMG in Norfolk after earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Old Dominion University.