Mr. Schechtel is responsible for oversight of all asset management, property management and agency leasing within the commercial department and leads a team of 10 corporate professionals who service Gates Hudson's commercial portfolio, which totals over 3.7 million square feet in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Mr. Schechtel has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate with multi-disciplined expertise in the areas of asset management, property management, corporate facilities management, project management and development. Prior to joining Gates Hudson, Mr. Schechtel was Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield's Washington, DC and Baltimore Metropolitan areas. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Tech and has completed graduate coursework in real estate at the Gund School of Design, Harvard University. He is a licensed Salesperson in the State of Virginia and is a candidate to receive the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM®) designation from the CCIM Institute.