Christopher Smith

Senior Associate
Capital Markets Group

Mr. Smith is a Senior Associate with the Capital Market Group at Avison Young. He participates in all aspects of the disposition and acquisition process for the team’s clients that include financial institutions, pension funds, REIT’s and private investors. Chris brings a unique skill set to the team, having completed hundreds of commercial real estate appraisals over a 10 year period at Integra Realty Resources before joining Avison Young. His depth of experience in the valuation field gives the team the ability to provide clients a deeper understanding of the components of value and competitive position in the marketplace. Chris is also known for his strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish lasting business relationships. While at Integra, he was responsible for hiring and training new appraisers and also developed a network of other appraisal colleagues, bank representatives and brokers to increase the company’s market share through stronger relationships.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Appraisal Institute and attained the prestigious MAI designation; in addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis with a minor in Managerial Economics. He was also a standout on the school’s nationally ranked NCAA football team. After graduation, Chris fulfilled a lifelong dream to play in the NFL by signing as a rookie free agent with the New York Jets. He spent two years with the team, including 2002, when the Jets became AFC East Champions. During his tenure with the Jets, he also played in NFL Europe with the Berlin Thunder, Rhein Fire and Scottish Claymores. Chris now resides in Costa Mesa with his wife Paige and their two boys.

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