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Sylke Knuppel, PE

Vice President, Maryland

Sylke Knuppel joined christopher in January of 2022 as Vice President of our Maryland Division. With 20 years of experience in civil engineering and an extensive background in entitlements, project management and planning and design, Sylke is adept at identifying new projects and driving the growth of our Maryland portfolio.

Sylke’s passion for helping clients achieve the vision they have for their project is key to our growth as is her skill at managing large mixed-use projects and consultant teams, prioritizing effectively, and solving complex problems. She is primarily focused on continuous improvement and growth with experience in designing and entitling new projects, opportunity site sourcing, initial yield studies, conceptual design, due diligence, public hearing meetings and testimony, cost estimating, and budget and cashflow preparation.

Sylke graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with both a BS and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and is working toward a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland. Sylke is currently serving on the MBIA Executive Board and was a past Chair of the Montgomery County chapter. She was a Member of the Board of the Black Rock Center for the Arts and she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity (Metro Maryland).

Sylke lives in Shepherdstown, MD with her wife and enjoys playing golf and biking in her spare time.

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