Chris Richards

Management Team

Senior Real Estate Associate

Career Summary
For over 12 years, Mr. Richards has been involved in nearly every facet of the commercial real estate business; from property management, to brokerage, to development. This diverse experience has created a unique combination of market expertise, analytical skills, deal making and customer service. Mr. Richards was Vice President of Brokerage while at Newmark Grubb Gialamas. During his tenure, Mr. Richards completed more than 50 transactions and was involved in a number of consulting assignments for large national companies with locations throughout the United States.

While at Hovde Properties, Mr. Richards managed the commercial leasing for office and retail projects. During this period, he cut portfolio vacancy by 13 percentage points and was awarded two “Deal of the Year” awards by the Commercial Brokers Group. Additionally, Mr. Richards was integral in the development of two award winning projects: 316 West Washington Avenue in Downtown Madison and Village Crossing in Waunakee, Wisconsin.

Valparaiso University, BS - Business Administration, Management

Professional Affiliations
Commercial Brokers Group – Board Member – Past President
Wisconsin Real Estate Broker
Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin, Inc.
National Association of Realtors

Oakbrook Corp. has over 280 employees