His roots in California real estate go deep. His grandmother and aunt were among the first women in the state to earn real estate licenses, and they headed a successful Los Angeles brokerage for many years.
Fortunately for his clients, Chris didn't move straight into the family business after college. Instead, he embarked on a high-powered corporate career where he served as National Director of Sales and Marketing for Westec Security, Inc., and Los Angeles General Manager for fiberoptic network giant MFS, Intellinet. In the process, he amassed the superb set of business skills he uses today on his clients' behalf.
In 1991, Chris reclaimed his real estate heritage, joining the John Aaroe Division of Prudential, where he achieved the coveted Chairman's Circle Legend award for top 1% production for over 6 years. Now at Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz, the top producing real estate office on the east site of Los Angeles, Chris is a respected specialist in the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and SilverLake communities.
An unusual combination of powerful business skills, aesthetic sensibility and congenial style make working with Chris as fun as it is rewarding. "Psychologist rank buying or selling a home near the top of the stress scale," he says. "I make sure my clients not only survive the process, but enjoy it."
Chris likens his work to conducting a symphony; in both cases, it's vital to give each player a lot of attention and oversee the entire performance with total confidence. His special zest for the complex escrow process traces back to college, where he studied contract law. "In some cases, escrow can be very challenging," Chris says. "I find it exhilarating to climb that hill and get to the other side."
Led by his love of historic architecture and helping people, Chris is an active member of the local community. He is immediate past president of the Los Feliz Improvement Association and serves on the board of directors of Friends of the Observatory, which supports the historic Griffith Park landmark. Chris is also on the Griffith Park Advisory Board.
When not working, skiing, golfing, or hiking in Griffith Park, Chris can be found cooking for friends in his historic 1930s Los Feliz home, once owned by the actress who voiced the dastardly Cruella de Vil in Disney's classic 101 Dalmatians. (He and his partner have kept the Dalmatian theme going; they own three of the dogs and are active in a dog rescue group.)
Chris sums up his approach to representing clients very simply. "It's been said you can tell you have a really good real estate agent when you don't know it," he says. "I like my service to be so smooth that it's virtually transparent. I consider that the true hallmark of success."