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Chasen Companies Announces the Promotion of Drew Peace to Chief Operating Officer

BALTIMORE, MD - February 2, 2023 - Chasen Companies today announced Chief Business Development Officer Drew Peace has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Peace will manage and supervise the day-to-day operations of the company and set comprehensive goals for performance and growth. 


Peace joined Chasen Companies in 2019 as Head of Commercial Leasing and soon transitioned to the Head of Business Development and Chief Business Development Officer. He led the sourcing, negotiating, and closing of all acquisitions in the Chasen Real Estate Portfolio which comprises more than 75 multifamily properties and 150,000 square feet of commercial space.  


“Drew is a seasoned and trusted leader, a highly effective manager, and a true ambassador of Chasen Companies. He is highly respected among our employees, investors, and community partners,” said Brandon Chasen, Founder, and CEO of Chasen Companies. “With his demonstrated ability to lead business development, establish role clarity and processes that work towards our company goals, and efficiently manage internal operations, I am confident Drew will excel in his elevated role.”


During his tenure at Chasen Companies, Peace has played a pivotal role in developing and implementing Chasen Companies’ strategic growth plan. He has led the development and implementation of the firm’s organization and administrative systems and has led the team toward achieving company objectives. This supported the firm’s No. 7 position on the 2022 Financial Times Ranking of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies. 

“I am extremely grateful for this new opportunity and for our leadership team in believing in me and my ability to take on this new responsibility,” said Drew. “When I joined the company four years ago, we had a handful of properties in Baltimore and an aggressive growth plan in place. Today, I believe we’ve earned our position as one of the leading real estate development companies in Baltimore. I look forward to collaborating with our leadership team, our partners and my colleagues to continue our momentum and execute on our long-term growth strategy.”

Before joining Chasen Companies in January of 2019, Peace served as a Senior Advisor at Cresa. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Policy Management from Dickinson College.

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