Our Team

We are Baltimore Metro’s expert in purchasing Residential and Commercial Property. We take pride in making the process as simple and quick for any opportunity that is brought to us.

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Tyler Banks, Founder and CEO

Tyler has been at the helm of Charm City Builders since its inception in 2008. His background in organized sports and the US Marine Corps (2001-2007, E-5 Sergeant) molded his work ethic and drive to do things right the first time. He is passionate and devoted to Baltimore City– his favorite part about his job? finding new properties, seeing their potential and creating something new. Tyler works each day to improve the city he loves, block by block and participates in local charitable efforts with groups like the Ulman Cancer Fund and organizes neighborhood alley clean-ups. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University and lives locally with his wife and two sons.

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Alex Colley, Vice President of Florida Operations

Originally from “Charm City”, Alex has developed an extensive resume in all facets of the real estate industry since graduation from the Perdue School of Business; Salisbury University in 2002. When asked about his consistent long-term success, Alex responded “As a loan officer, realtor, & short sale negotiator I have seen virtually every situation you can imagine. I love the challenge of helping homeowners solve a problem. Real estate is about people & relationships, and I believe my greatest strength is listening to my customers and finding the best solution to satisfy their real estate needs.”


Travis Lauchman, Director of Property Acquisition

The home buying and selling process is full of complexities that require a penchant for detail, communication, and client care that exceed expectations. Travis does all of this and more. During his time with Charm City Builders, Travis has gained a wealth of knowledge in all facets of residential real estate transactions with particularly specialized experience in catering city and state incentives to first-time homebuyers as well as expertise with the CHAP 10-yr historic tax credit. Travis is a licensed real estate agent affiliated with the region’s fastest growing, award-winning brokerage, Cummings & Co. Realtors. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, a Father of two darling girls, and a conservation enthusiast.

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Santos Samuel Castillo,
Real Estate Investor & Property Acquistions Specialist

Santos Samuel Castillo started his entrepreneurship four years ago, after discovering real estate could set the grounds for financial freedom, Tyler Banks scouted Santos and brought him on board after seeing his potential at 103 S Highland Ave, a property Santos was selling to Charm City Builders. Santos is responsible for the company’s acquisition and sales. He has been involved in over 250+ acquisitions since starting four years ago. Santos enjoys playing soccer, going on road trips, weightlifting, and spending time with his closest friends.