About Us

Truth be told, all real estate professionals are NOT the same. When you’re buying or selling a home or investing your hard-earned money, you need a local expert working knowledgeably on your behalf.

Knowledge is what opens the doors of opportunity. With our knowledge and expertise, our clients participate confidently in all aspects of the buying, selling, and marketing process. We will help you select the right property in the right location, evaluate market and investment value, and negotiate effectively to closing.

Our company is actually three entities: Chestnut Street Partners, Incorporated, our investment company searches out leads and raises equity and funding for buy and hold and rehabilitation projects we undertake; Partnership Venters, LLC, our development company, creates and manages joint venture commercial and residential rehabilitation projects; and Washington DC Homes, LLC, our full-service real estate brokerage, licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland, and in Virginia as NV Houses, LLC.

Chestnut Street Partners, based in Washington, DC, offers the full range of local real estate solutions for home buyers, sellers, and investors in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Our diverse team represents a collective experience that covers all aspects of real estate, real estate investing, and residential housing renovation. We work hard using state of the art tools streamline the processes to ensure that your experience in buying, selling, and investing is as simple as possible.

Our team is comprised of local experts led by Lou Steadwell, a Realtor and professional with broad experience in residential and commercial real estate sales and investment.

Chestnut Street Partners will provide references from clients upon request. Take a look at our testimonials

Louis Steadwell
About Louis Steadwell:

Lou is a professional with broad experience in residential real estate sales and investment. He has listed, sold, renovated and developed property in DC since 1980, and is the Principal Broker of Washington DC Homes and CEO of Partnership Ventures, a rehab company. Lou holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley. He has also been active in the public schools and with housing issues.

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Elizabeth Gilhuly
About Elizabeth Gilhuly:

Elizabeth is the CSP transaction coordinator. She has experience in residential and commercial office operations, marketing, sales and public relations. Previously, she worked with McBride Real Estate Services and CB Richard Ellis. In 2017, she will obtain a Maryland Real Estate License. In her free time, Elizabeth is active with the local urban gardening and herbalists communities.

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Elizabeth Gilhuly
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