Our success is driven by an unparalleled ability to add value
to every stage of the development process.
The Conformity Corporation (Conformity Corp) is a boutique development company with over 26 years of experience putting capital to work in real estate. Conformity Corp’s focus is on urban real estate that is off-market, intrinsically valuable and often under-utilized. We actively seek to capitalize on properties with key features such as historic architecture and proximity to mass transit, public parks and retail and office buildings. Conformity Corp’s approach requires a refined understanding of planning, entitlements and regulations and a passion for community based, design-centric solutions. Ultimately, we create unique, multi-functional spaces that every member of the community can benefit from. Having weathered two recessions since its founding in 1993, Conformity Corp’s successful track record proves that our value driven approach is effective. Currently, Conformity Corp has $1.3B in project volume completed or under agreement. And we continue to grow, with an eye toward development of over $1B in the next 15 years.
Our tactics and strategies are uniquely value-driven
Our methods are focused on urban infill and historic preservation
Our commitment is to preserve our investors’ capital and improve the communities in which we work
Our approach is rooted in collaboration and inclusiveness
Our track record proves that there is no substitute for experience acquired over time
Mr. Ritchey is the sole director of Conformity Corp and is responsible for the sourcing, investigation, approval and financing of all development opportunities and equity procurement. A dedicated student of urban infill development for over 30 years, Mr. Ritchey is recognized as a developer of high quality residential, mixed use and commercial projects, both new and repositioned. Under his leadership, the Conformity Corp name has come to be associated with innovative real estate projects and demonstrated commitment to community. Mr. Ritchey and Conformity Corp have completed a multitude of tax-advantaged rehab projects, complex land assemblies and developments. In the process, Conformity Corp has partnered not only with the private sector but also with government, Fortune 50 companies, institutional equity and non-profit organizations to craft results which provide outstanding returns for investors as well as unique and thoughtful solutions for all stakeholders.
Monte and his family have made their home in Charlotte’s historic Elizabeth neighborhood for over 25 years. He is active in the Urban Land Institute, the Architecture and Planning Programs at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and several Citizen Advisory Panels for the City of Charlotte. A long- time board member and chair of Charlotte’s International House, he conceived and developed the Midwood International and Cultural Center, home to over a dozen non-profit businesses. Mr. Ritchey’s body of work has been featured in numerous publications and presented at several universities and professional conferences including the Harvard School of Design and the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Monte and his family have made their home in Charlotte’s historic Elizabeth neighborhood for the last 20 years. He is active in the Urban Land Institute, participating in the ULI’s Advisory services, lending insight on Treasure Island off San Francisco’s coast, the main street of Niagara Falls, NY, several regional shopping malls in TX and transit planning in Charleston. He is an active member of several Citizen Advisory Panels for the City of Charlotte including the Development Services Technical Advisory Committee where he is a city appointee.
A long time board member and chair of Charlotte’s International House, he conceived and developed the Midwood International and Cultural Center, home to over a dozen non profit businesses. Mr. Ritchey’s body of work has led to his involvement with the Architecture Program at The University of North Carolina in Charlotte where he serves on juries providing feedback on the work the students and aspiring architects and planners who study there.