The History of Chatel Real Estate


The firm of Chatel Real Estate Inc., has been in existence in Washington DC for nearly 70 years with offices in Georgetown and Dupont. Over the years we have acquired many other real estate firms including Fitch, Fox & Brown Real Estate brokers tracing our roots before 1880. Making us the oldest real estate company in the Metro Washington area with clientele such as General Grant and Thomas Edison.

In 1950 the Millicent & Jean Chatel founded the company and it became C. Millicent Chatel in 1956. Millicent retired in 1980 and the Chatel Real Estate company became under the leadership of the Liverman family until 2018. In 2018 a long time employee Lou Costanza with Peter Chan and Christian Liverman became the sole owners of the firm.

Along with Real Estate Sales in Washington, Virginia & Maryland we are very active in property management with a portfolio of over 1,000 rental housing units plus hundreds of condominiums and cooperative units. With our team approach, preventative maintenance and attention to detail have been the cornerstone of our success – we want a long-term relationship with each client and not just a one-time experience.

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