CHRIS HITCHCOCKSenior Real Estate Manager |
Chris joins the team with over 15 years of retail commercial real estate experience including site selection, development, sales and leasing, property management, and construction.
In 2001, Chris made a change in his career path from running an Acura Service Department by joining Classic Real Estate, Inc. in Wichita, KS as a commercial real estate agent. During his 9½ years at Classic, Chris managed a portfolio of around 25 properties valuing approximately $40 million, and was involved with over $125 million in sales and leasing. He was also a part of the development team for 3 power centers (with an estimated worth of $300 million) and oversaw those centers from original land acquisition to the completion of construction. Chris has been a part of the completion of deals with numerous national tenants including WalMart, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Famous Footwear, David’s Bridal, Starbucks, Arby’s, Burger King, Long John Silvers, Chipotle, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express. And Ted’s Montana Grill.
In 2010, Chris moved to Kansas City to join Block and Company Realtors, Inc. There, he worked on the sale and leasing of approximately 30 properties, handled leasing for a 700,000 SF enclosed mall, investment sales and development. During Chris’s time at Block, he was the tenant representation for Cracker Barrel, Qdoba, and Johnny Rockets, as well as regional tenants.
At the beginning of 2012, Chris accepted a position at the Sprint world headquarters in Kansas City as a Real Estate Negotiator in their retail division. There, he was responsible for site selection for new retail locations as well as renegotiating upcoming store renewals. He completed approximately $8 million in new store leases and renewals, resulting in approximately $600,000 in lease savings. In addition to his negotiating responsibilities, Chris headed up the project management for a store update/renovation for over 600 stores.
During Chris’ spare time, he likes traveling, being outdoors, exercising, and spending time with his wife Madeleine along with their friends and family.