Mr. Skibinski has 31 years of experience in industrial commercial real estate transactions. He has successfully negotiated transactions totaling more than $1 billion for manufacturing, research and development, and logistics facilities throughout the country. He has worked in all facets of the industrial sector, including multi-property portfolio leasing and sales, fully automated distribution centers, complex land acquisitions for developers, corporate asset dispositions, and build-to-suits. He assisted New Belgium Brewery in the location of its 150,000-square-foot East Coast brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as TBC Corporation’s 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center in Charleston, South Carolina. He also assisted Pfizer in the sale of its 2.2-million-square-foot research and development campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Dick’s Sporting Goods in the site selection and leasing of its 650,000-square-foot distribution center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Recently, Mr. Skibinski assisted the Silverman Group in the leasing of their 3.4-million-square-foot Charlotte portfolio, as well as the development and leasing of Scannell Properties’ 558,000-square-foot business park in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He also assisted Evergreen Industrial Properties in their 944,000-square-foot portfolio in Charlotte, NC, and Somerset Properties in their 1,361,756 square-foot industrial building.
Mr. Skibinski is a member of the Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors, having achieved the $10 Million Club each year since 2001. He is a five-time Industrial Top Producer and ten-time CoStar Power Broker. Mr. Skibinski has been a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors since 1998, winning the award for Largest Single Industrial Transaction in 2003. While with Jones Lang LaSalle, Chris won the Top Gun Award in 2005 and 2010, served as President of the Industrial Council in 2006 and co-Chairman in 2012. Chris opened the Avison Young office in Charlotte and serves as its Managing Director. He recently served as National Leader for the Avison Young Industrial Affinity Group and was in the Avison Young Circle of Excellence in 2016, 2019, and 2020.
University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administration, Real Estate
Professional Affiliations and Recognitions
Member SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors
Member NAIOP (National Association for Industrial and Office Parks)