Natelli Communities is headed by Tom Natelli and his sons Michael and Tom Jr. Together, they have built Natelli Communities into one of the most respected and accomplished privately held real estate development concerns in the nation. A third generation company, Natelli Communities is guided by the principles of the late Anthony M Natelli, father and grandfather, who is remembered as one of the Washington area’s prominent real estate developers until his passing in 2004.
By focusing on excellence in all aspects of design, development, construction and managerial processes, the company has consistently developed the best-selling master planned communities in their operating markets. Thoughtful Planning, Timeless Design, and Attention to Detail are the hallmarks of their award winning reputation. The company is well versed in local and regional planning, regulatory market, environmental and development matters, and principally acquires unimproved, un-entitled property in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region for long-term development.
Natelli Communities develops a vision for each property, seeks the input of local communities and other interested parties, undertakes the rezoning and entitlement processes and physically develops the properties into finished communities. Residential, retail and office components are sold to national and regional builders under coordinated programs that govern the type, style and level of finish of each of the products constructed by third parties. Natelli builds some of the products through its affiliates, Main Street Homes, Main Street Commercial and Natelli Homes.
Natelli Communities has developed over 15,000 homesites and several million square feet of office and retail space. Communities range in size from several hundred to several thousand units. The company has received dozens of local and national awards including the “Award for Excellence” for Avenel in 1996 for best planned community in the nation by the Urban Land Institute, and “Best Community in the Nation” by the National Association of Homebuilders for Bay Forest in 2018 as well as Washington Metro Environmental Developer of the Year and Suburban Maryland Builder of the Year.
AN INSIGHT FROM TOM NATELLI (PRESIDENT AND CEO)
Thoughtful Planning, Timeless Design, and Attention To Detail. These concepts in large part capture the essence of our company’s operating philosophy. After having developed properties for over 40 years now, we’ve come to believe there are fundamental principles that should drive our development efforts, if we are to achieve our goal of creating great places that home buyers and business owners will seek out over all others.
AT THE OUTSET – Because we develop large-scale communities, we realize that we bring tremendous change to the local communities that were already there before we arrived. We realize that it’s important to hear from those living and working in these communities at the outset, so we can better understand their concerns and observations and so we can incorporate their suggestions into our development plans, to the extent reasonably possible. If we can do it better than we thought, we ought to consider it. If we can reasonably mitigate the impacts, we ought to accommodate it.
IT WILL BE THERE FOR A LONG, LONG, TIME – We also realize that what we design, and implement will ultimately become part of the built environment that others will experience, for perhaps the next 75 or 100 years, until redevelopment occurs sometime in the distant future. We can design our communities thoughtfully and execute them well. Frankly, given the significant role we play in helping to create the fabric of the local communities in which we operate, we have an obligation to those that are there now, and to those that come after us, to do it well.
THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT – To move into one of our communities means that an individual or family has made a life decision to choose an environment created by us in which to raise a family, share a home, shop, work, relax, enjoy, simply live. This is a fundamental decision that bears on almost all aspects of a person’s life. It’s vital to them, it’s vital to us.
FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE – Trends come and go, but true quality is lasting. Some innovations in design and materials make sense, and some come at too great a price, too great a compromise to the quality of the built environment. We take a thoughtful approach to preserving the environment and to finding balance between the needs of our residents and appropriate preservation techniques and systems.
WHAT WE DO
- Acquire unimproved land for long-term development
- Develop community designs based on local preferences and market demand
- Work with local residents and jurisdictions to rezone and entitle the property for development
- Develop product standards and design criteria to guide the aesthetics of the built environment
- Establish community governance and guidelines for long-term management and preservation of value within each community
- Construct the community infrastructure, including water, sewer, roads, stormwater management, lakes and ponds, community buildings, clubhouses and other shared facilities
- Manage the full build-out and completion of all aspects of the community
- Boutique residential and commercial construction within select Natelli communities
We pride ourselves by listening and learning as much as possible to build high-quality communities with timeless design and classic architectural detail.
President and CEO
Executive Vice President
TOM NATELLI JR.
KRISTA MCGOWAN DAVISSON
President, Natelli Custom Homes and Renovations, and General Manager, Main Street Homes and Main Street Commercial
MARY NATELLI MCCANN
Marketing and Design