Meet the Team
Chris Ehrenfeld was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but was drawn to North Carolina by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC, Chris decided to make Chapel Hill his permanent home.
In Chris’ 20+ years in real estate in the Triangle region, he has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate transactions. Chris is recognized throughout the Triangle as a leader in business in the community where he lives and works, as evidenced by his numerous awards including TBJ 40 Under 40, Inc 5000 fastest growing companies, TBJ fast 50 and more.
Chris is an active leader in his community. Chris has served as the Chair of Chatham Education Foundation, Chatham Economic Development Corporation and Central Carolina Community College Foundation. Chris is also an active board member of the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.
A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she has spent the last decade in service of local businesses big and small – advertising, sales, marketing, event production, and commercial brokerage. Chela spent 5 years at The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill Carrboro as VP of Member Engagement helping 1,200+ members access resources and people to gain recognition, grow their client base, and hire talent. Then, as an account executive for a local media company, she made it a priority to get to know and welcome each new business to the area.
Chela, who is fluent in Mandarin, has also brokered transactions for clients in Hong Kong and Bratislava. Before proudly planting her roots in Chapel Hill, she lived in Beijing, China, teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years. Chela was also a Chinese as a Second Language instructor at the Chinese School of Chapel Hill for 6 years.
Cindy Harper Covington
Cindy developed an interest in building and real estate several years ago while overseeing the construction of her family home in Chapel Hill and vowed to explore the industry further when her two youngest kids went off to college. She is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering economic and tax policy during the Greenspan era. Cindy received her MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School and is proud to be a part of its undergraduate business and Master of Accounting admission teams. She also serves as a leadership coach to business students.
Cindy loves the Greater Chapel Hill community and is committed to serving its members. She sits on the board of Community Home Trust, is an advocate for Community Empowerment Fund and a member of the Church of Reconciliation where she is a deacon and serves on the land and structures committee.