Continental Realty Corporation promotes Melanie Allender to Senior Regional Portfolio Manager

01 June 2023

Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), a Baltimore-based real estate investment and management company active in 10 states and with a portfolio value exceeding $3.5 billion, has promoted Melanie Allender to Senior Regional Portfolio Manager. Allender, who has more than 22 years of diversified residential real estate experience, joined CRC in 2016 and was formerly Regional Portfolio Manager.

In her expanded role, Allender will assist with acquisitions, disposition, as well as improving policy, procedures, and other workplace efficiencies including due diligence activities and piloting new technology platforms for the company.  Allender will remain involved in the daily operational activities for a portfolio of multifamily communities spanning several states.

Prior to joining CRC, Allender held Regional and Community Manager positions with Westminster Management and Sawyer Realty Holdings. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from the University of Baltimore. Allender holds a master’s in business administration from Loyola University Maryland.

“Melanie is a consummate professional who consistently performs at an extremely high level, while also selflessly investing her time to mentor, coach and develop CRC team members to facilitate their professional development,” said Amy Asuquo, CRC’s Director of Property Management, Multifamily. “Many of Melanie’s peers and other department heads rely on her subject matter expertise to solve problems or improve situations, while capitalizing on her appetite to constantly push performance to new levels. We appreciate and value her willingness to think outside of the box for the benefit of the company, to assume larger challenges and improve her career development with continuing education.”

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and founded in 1960, Continental Realty Corporation is a full-service commercial real estate and investment company focused on acquiring and operating retail and multifamily properties. The privately held firm owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail centers consisting of more than seven million square feet of commercial space and over 9,000 apartment homes across 10 states, with a portfolio value exceeding $3.5 billion. For additional information, visit