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Founded in 1977, the company is ranked as one of the Top Development Companies in the Metropolitan area.

 How did we get there? Our formula is simple: provide exceptional products and amenities, design buildings and spaces for people, and become outstanding corporate citizens. We have taken these principles to heart, and some of the area's most successful new communities and multi-use buildings have followed. Each is pedestrian-friendly, ecologically sensitive, and architecturally distinctive. They preserve the local heritage. They revive urban life.
KETTLER specializes in multifamily development, ownership and management in the Washington Metropolitan Area. KETTLER’s multifamily experience includes the development of Class A, market-rate communities and the development and/or acquisition/renovation of tax credit properties and workforce housing. KETTLER has developed or renovated more than 24,000 multifamily units in more than 85 projects. These luxury, market rate and affordable properties create economic and aesthetic value for investors, residents, and neighbors and shape patterns of growth for the 21st century. The Company’s history as one of the leading developers in the Mid-Atlantic includes the planning, zoning, design and/or development of nearly 46,000 lots in 25 planned communities, 20 million square feet of mixed-use commercial development in 28 developments and the vertical construction of 5 million SF in commercial properties. In over 35 years, KETTLER has developed award winning communities known for their land planning creativity, desirable amenities, walkable diversified housing, mixed-use elements, transportation improvements and access to employment and mass transit. KETTLER offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners, including development/redevelopment, engineering, acquisition/disposition, finance/accounting, asset management, property management and marketing/leasing.
Founded in 1988, KETTLER Management provides best-in-class management, marketing and maintenance services for KETTLER and third party clients. The wholly-owned subsidiary’s expertise ranges from ultra-luxury high-rise apartments to affordable housing. They currently manage a portfolio of over 30,000 apartments in 100+ communities from New York to the Carolinas and Texas.
In all, KETTLER has developed five million square feet of commercial space and more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, as well as public projects such as parks, schools, golf courses, and transportation improvements. KETTLER also owns and manages some of the area’s largest and most significant properties from affordable housing to the Metropolitan brand communities, which are synonymous with ultra-luxury. Along the way, KETTLER has retained world-renowned architects and won hundreds of awards for housing design, land planning, and urban design. Still, our greatest satisfaction comes from enriching the communities of which we are a part.