As the #1 commercial real estate broker in the World (just kidding, but I’m really good!), Chris started his illustrious career in 1992.
As a FedEx delivery man at the time, working his way into management, one of his regular delivery stops was with one of the major CRE firms in Chicago. Seeing the nice office space and even nicer suits the brokers wore made Christopher decide to make a career change. After getting an interview and a job working for a top broker at this very firm he used to deliver packages to, Chris worked for free to learn the business, until 3pm where he would then run down Wacker Drive in his cheap suit, change into his FedEx uniform, punch the clock by 3:15 and pick up packages until 10:30 pm. From there he would take the train back to his parents house in the burbs (I just graduated from college for cripes sake!) and start all over early the next morning. After about a year of this Chris had had enough and left FedEx to pursue a career in commercial real estate. After making $3,500 in his first year it was obvious he was destined for greatness!
Seriously though, folks, Chris has been a commercial broker in Chicago for 30-years now (ouch) and specializes in office, industrial and retail leasing and sales, representing both Tenants and Landlords in finding creative solutions to their requirements.
As a former coach of The Massimo Group, North America’s premiere commercial real estate consulting & coaching group, Chris used his expertise (as a side job) to coach other brokers around the country. With this experience, plus his work experience in a large, international firm, a smaller boutique firm and now running Office Space Chicago, Inc. Chris has insight into many corporate cultures and methods for doing business.
He is very active in the real estate and business communities as a member of NAR and CAR, a member and past Chicago Board Member of FIABCI – the International Real Estate Federation, as well as past memberships in the Commercial Real Estate Organization (CREO), the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Better Government Association. Christopher was also a longtime Board Member of Chicago HOPES for Kids, a non-profit dedicated to helping children of homeless families.
Epilogue: Office Space Chicago’s tagline – MAKING YOUR VISION A REALITY – is something that is important to Chris and how he thinks while working for his clients. What is your vision? How can you use your office space to attract and retain top talent? What is important to you? These are questions I love helping my clients answer - so call me, darn it!