About Us

Truth be told, all real estate professionals are NOT the same. When you're buying or selling a home, you need a local expert working in your best interest. 

Knowledge is what opens doors. With our knowledge and expertise, you can feel confident about all aspects of your home buying process, from choosing the right neighborhood to evaluating property value, and from negotiations to closing.

Chestnut Street Partners, based in Washington, DC, offers the full range of local real estate services and solutions for home Buyers, Sellers, and Investors in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Our diverse team includes a collective experience that covers all aspects of real estate. We work to ensure that your experience in home buying, selling or investing is as simple as possible, while providing you with the most up-to-date information on the local market and your transaction process as it develops. 

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

Tools of the Trade.

Technology helps to streamline, and automate the home buying and selling process. This is why we utilize state of the art lead-generating marketing techniques to bring in qualified buyer and seller leads.

Our Team.

Chestnut Street Partners is operated by a team of real estate experts led by Lou Steadwell, a professional with broad experience in residential real estate sales and investment. We will work with you to handle the marketing, finance and negotiations of your real estate transaction. No matter how complicated the situation, we will find a solution.

Lou 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 throughout the Washington, DC area since 1980. He holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley, and is licensed in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. He is a long-time resident, raising his daughters and a nephew here, and has been active in the public schools and with
housing issues.

Lou Steadwell on Zillow

Contact Information:

Lou Steadwell
Office: 202-363-1118
Mobile: 202-345-0565
Email: LouSteadwell@ChestnutStPartners.com

Elizabeth Gilhuly

About Elizabeth Gilhuly:

Elizabeth is the Chestnut Street Partners team assistant.  She will help Lou and yourself coordinate all the details, including the marketing the sale of your home, doing research for your purchase or acting as the intermediary between you and other services you may need, such as furniture rental or downsizing and moving companies, and whatever else you might need. She has diverse experience in administrative assistance, marketing and public relations, including experience in commercial real estate, and journalism.  She is here to help connect you and answer all your questions.

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Gilhuly
Assistant, Administrative and Marketing
Office: 202-363-1118
Email: ElizaGilhuly@ChestnutStPartners.com