Mr. Davis is a results driven operational business leader with over 25 years of diverse experience in the public and private real estate and business sectors.
He has managed over $1 billion dollars worth of real estate transactions involving finance, brokerage, development, construction, investment and management across a uniquely diverse range of commercial and residential real estate market segments including multi-family, office, medical office, retail, hospitality, entertainment, technology, single family and commercial/residential renovations and tenant improvements.
His executive leadership and management skills have enabled him to lead several successful companies and real estate projects to phenomenal growth exceeding 100% annually with budgets ranging from as low as $300 thousand to over $300 million, including several merger and acquisition transactions earning him notoriety in several business and trade publications.
Mr. Davis is a graduate of Harvard University, Graduate School of Design Advanced Real Estate Finance Program, holds an MBA from Webster University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance with Real Estate Finance & Development courses from Western Michigan University, as well as several other industry specific certifications, including a CCIM Institute candidate. He is also a licensed employing broker in Texas, Michigan, and Colorado.
Additionally, Mr. Davis was nominated as an Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for his leadership in a fast growing start-up technology real estate firm, where he started as COO & Vice President and was promoted to CEO & President. In 36 months, he grew the company from under $1 million to $26 million in revenue with 65 employees while maintaining high profitability.
Prior to his business career, Chris served our country as part of the U.S. Army Infantry based in Germany where he was awarded a Good Conduct Metal and Commendation Medal for his actions in a Special Operations Marksmanship Team.
Mr. Davis’ experience, knowledge, education and unwavering entrepreneurial passion for all aspects of commercial real estate equips him to lead the operations of Welfont to the next level by helping Welfont create significant value for clients, stakeholders and employees. Through Mr. Davis’ organizational leadership, strategic planning and effective operational execution he continues to drive the success of the organization.
When Chris is not working in commercial real estate, he enjoys spending time with his family and in his passion for the outdoors and healthy living by flying, fishing, golfing, scuba diving, traveling, gardening and mountain hiking. Chris and his wife have successfully completed the 4 day Inca Trial climb to Mach Picchu, Peru in the Andes Mountains, 14,000 ft. Colorado Pike’s Peak climb and several other high elevation climbs.