Kelly Sewell Nagel


Adjunct Faculty: Steers Real Estate

Founder and Managing Partner: Residy

Kelly Nagel has over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, development, and operations. She most recently led the multifamily platform for a vertically integrated real estate private equity fund manager where she had portfolio responsibility for acquisitions, dispositions, financings, ground-up developments, redevelopment and asset and property management in multiple markets. Kelly has developed and managed multifamily and mixed-use projects and served as a portfolio manager for several national REITs. Prior to commercial real estate, she served as a program manager with the Defense Intelligence Agency. Kelly is passionate about parity, promoting diverse and underrepresented voices, clear communication, and loves to build high-performing teams. She is a trustee and former chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Kelly holds an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and a BS in Business Administration & Accounting from Washington & Lee University. She lives in McLean VA with her three children.