About us

McKelvey Properties was established in 1988 for the purpose of securing locations for small businesses. Since then the company has expanded our capabilities while adding a new team of well-respected professionals who will enhance the expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage and facilities management. We are committed to being the most comprehensive, useful and informative resource for our real estate clients.

McKelvey Properties’ combination of experience, talent and commitment enables us to take any real estate transaction from concept to completion, providing a full range of real estate services, including transaction, management and consultative service to users and investors.

McKelvey Properties combination of a highly motivated team of Commercial Real Estate Agents and the outstanding support of its’ office personnel has become the preferred choice for Commercial Real Estate Representation in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Patricia McKelvey President

Patricia McKelvey is a native Saint Louisan whose family has been based in the St. Louis community for four generations. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy High School and the University of Tulsa. In 1980 she went to work for her family’s construction business, and in 1988 founded McKelvey Properties. She expanded the company to include a full staff and brokerage team and led them to become the #1 commercial real estate company in St. Charles County. Patricia has now expanded her office into Chesterfield, MO to increase her market share. Her focus and unparalleled work ethic, makes her one of the best brokers in St. Louis and a leader in the industry.

Shari Nevels Senior Vice President

Shari acquired her Missouri Real Estate Sales License in 1993. She joined McKelvey Properties as Commercial Broker Assistant in 1994 and completed her Broker License in 1999 and became the Designated Realtor for McKelvey Properties in September, 2003. She is a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors Commercial Division and the St. Charles County Association of Realtors, Commercial Division, where she served as Commercial Board President for 2014 – 2015. Shari manages the operations of McKelvey Properties and oversees all of its divisions and staff. In 2006 she began her new role in project management of new developments acquired by McKelvey Properties. Shari is the backbone of the company and all employees & clients love working with her.

Dennis Gaffney Director of Facilities Management

Dennis joined the McKelvey Team in January, 2014. He brings with him over 40-years of Construction and Property Management experience. His career started in 1972 in construction where he built homes for 13-years. Dennis worked at various banks for next 23 years, establishing and managing the Facilities Management departments of 6 different banks. Dennis brings with him the belief that everyone he deals with, from the owners of the properties to the tenants who occupy those properties, deserve the utmost respect and attention. Their issues and concerns are his as well and he vows to see them through until they are resolved. In his role at McKelvey Properties, Dennis will handle property management, space planning, project bids, tenant build-out, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance of properties managed by McKelvey.

Pat Latham Commercial Sales Associate

Pat is a St. Louis native. She has held several professional positions over her career – civil service, local airline, and a major St. Louis grocery chain before going full force into real estate. Pat obtained her realtor license in 1987 but didn’t actively pursue residential real estate until 2000 and moved to commercial real estate in 2005. She has participated in sales and leases of industrial, office, retail and land for the past 9+ years. Pat served on the St. Charles Commercial Board for 3 years and just recently was reelected as Treasurer. Pat and Gene Latham joined up as a team in 2011 and received the St. Charles County Top Commercial Sales Award Team in 2012. Pat and Gene are pleased to be affiliated with McKelvey Properties. Pat can be reached at 636-578-1871.

Jane Kapp Commercial Sales Associate

Jane is a seasoned professional with over 25 years in sales, marketing and business development in both Real Estate and Finance. She is a St. Louis native and attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis with emphasis in Education. Her background includes managing for both Wells Fargo and GMAC Mortgage, in addition to Residential and New Homes sales. Her emphasis is in new construction, having relationships with many builders, helping them to grow their business in a multitude of states. She was responsible for the negotiation of joint ventures between builders and mortgage companies in addition to providing construction lending. Jane is very active in the community and works closely with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery as a consultant and liaison to the general public. Jane is a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors and has begun her candidacy for Certified Commercial Investment Manager.

Julie Church Commercial Sales Associate

Julie originated from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She earned a B.S at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Missouri. After moving to Lake Ozark Missouri she went on to start her real estate career focusing on development and leasing. Julie specializes in retail sales and leasing with an emphasis on investment and multifamily properties. Julie volunteers at crisis nursery and Gateway of Hope. She is also a member of St. Louis Association of realtors as well as CCIM.

Amit Wadhwa Commercial Sales Associate

Amit is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in IT Business Development, Management, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sales and Solutions. He holds an M.B.A in Finance & Management and has worked at some big Corporate Companies negotiating Contracts and SOW’s. His passion for Real Estate Development started with him helping his friends with their Financial Plan and with their Real Estate needs. He put his background to use and has now expanded into helping people in Commercial Retail and Office Buildings. His passion for Real Estate development, his focus on helping people and creating life long relationships makes his an ideal budding real estate broker in the industry. Apart from Real Estate, Amit engages with St Louis Food Bank, donates at Big Brother Big Sisters and wants to start a school for teaching Technology related topics free to the poorer segment of the society.

Mary Rothstein Commercial Sales Associate

Mary is a knowledgeable professional with over 25 years experience in sales and business development. Mary is also a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors. She is a native St. Louisan who holds an Associate’s degree from Maryville University, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and a M.B.A. from Webster University. Mary started her career as a Registered Nurse. She then transitioned into medical and pharmaceutical sales where she had great success. Mary brought in sales representing combined annual gross revenue of $2.4 billion and received the Top Sales Achievement award for three years at a major pharmacy benefit management company. Mary experienced such success because of her ability to build strong relationships, deliver exceptional customer service and her tireless efforts on behalf of her clients. Looking for a new challenge, Mary began her career as a commercial realtor with an emphasis in the health care arena. She specializes in the sales, leasing and development of commercial property, medical offices, surgery centers and ancillary health care venues. Mary is an active volunteer for the Ladue School District and has served on the Executive Board of the Ladue Fifth Grade Center. She has also volunteered for the Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry.

Lisa Close Administrative Assistant

Lisa joined McKelvey Properties in summer of 2015.  Lisa offers an extensive background in customer service focused in the areas of real estate, student loans, transportation and insurance. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma State University. In addition, Lisa also holds a Missouri Real Estate License. Lisa is often our first point of contact at McKelvey Properties and she strives to provide exceptional service to external and internal clients, realtors and tenants alike. Since moving to St. Louis in 2012 Lisa has enjoyed giving back to the community by volunteering at Kingdom House, Epworth Youth Drop in Shelter and tutoring at Walbridge Elementary. After living in West Texas for many years she and her husband love the abundant trees and water that St. Louis has to offer.

Kimberly Waggoner Facilities Mgmt - Admin Assistant

Kimberly joined the McKelvey team in July of 2016. She holds an Associate’s Degree from SCCC and is working on finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree from UMSL to be completed summer of 2017. After that Kimberly plans to continue on to achieve her Master’s Degree. Kimberly’s main role in the office is to assist in mobile home showings, processing rental payments and deposits, and assisting the property management team.

Denny Sutton Maintenance Technician

Denny Sutton was welcomed to the growing McKelvey Property Management team in August, 2016.  With the addition of Denny, McKelvey Properties now has the ability to respond more quickly to requests for maintenance & repairs from our many tenants.  Handling these requests will not be an issue for Denny since he has nearly 20-years’ experience in electrical, plumbing, light carpentry, HVAC, drywall repairs, painting, grounds keeping and the many other skills necessary in the daily life of a Maintenance Technician.  Denny has used these skills at various banks, schools and apartment complexes which required him to handle both residential and commercial tenant issues.  And the tenants needs are extremely important to Denny, whether minor or major issues; whether during regular business hours or after hours.  Denny has worked with McKelvey Properties’ Director of Facilities, Dennis Gaffney, for over 7-years at a previous company and Dennis is glad to be teamed up with Denny once again.

Christina Skillington Marketing Administrator

Christina joined McKelvey Properties in April of 2015. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from STLCC and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Missouri Western State University. In addition, Christina offers 10+ years customer service experience. Her main role in the office is preparing property flyers and marketing materials, website maintenance and marketing properties.

Julia Steinle Broker's Assistant

Julia joined the McKelvey team in August of 2016. She has lived in the St. Louis area for the past 10 years. She graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with emphasis in Finance & Real Estate. Before graduating, Julia completed an internship in real estate investments which contributes to her knowledge of the commercial real estate sector of business. While working at McKelvey Properties Julia has since obtained her Real Estate Salesperson License for the state of Missouri. She hopes to continue building her career with McKelvey Properties in many critical ways during the coming years.

Patty Goslin Bookkeeper

Patty joined McKelvey Properties in Spring of 2016. She previously completed the Computer Secretarial Program through Sanford Brown College. Patty also brings 20+ years of office experience to the McKelvey team. She enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at various locations in the area.

Joi Niedner Commercial Sales Associate

Joi serves entrepreneurs, supporting fast growing companies with their real estate expansion and investment properties. By interacting with government, business, lenders and real estate professionals Niedner is responsible for improving the local business climate for entrepreneurial companies and facilitating the growth of these firms. Joi has 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. Most recently she served as Business Development Officer with St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. She called and supported over 900 companies in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region with successful growth. Niedner also launched St. Louis City efforts for McKelvey Properties during a time of city renaissance, was Owner of a professional sales and consulting business and promoted real estate services as Vice President of Communications for Emmons Title Company.

At McKelvey Properties we believe our employees are our biggest assets. A winning career doesn’t come without a plan so we offer direct support in the areas you need to build your success quickly and provide all the resources to get you started. We provide our employees with in-depth industry training and offer newest technology to help you stay ahead. Our company environment is relaxed, professional and results orientated. Our team is a combination of highly motivated team of Commercial Real Estate Agents and an outstanding office support. If you’re interested in joining a winning team contact us
McKelvey Properties has been around for over 25 years and it has seen growth each year. A major contribution to this success has been our hard working employees who dedicate their time and efforts in making this company great. We empower our employees by offering great benefits, training, tools and hands on experience with the projects. Our philosophy and motto has always been focused in building relationships and creating wealth for our clients and the same goes for our employees.