Chris Kirk specializes in the office market as an agent for tenants, landlords, owners and developers. Chris is consistently a top five producer at Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce in Salt Lake City, Utah. He believes in the value of long-term relationships. Close attention to client requirements is the foundation of his career in the commercial real estate industry. Chris earns the trust and confidence of his clients through hard work, dedication and effective performance. Chris’ real estate expertise is backed by his affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield, an internationally respected real estate firm. Locating businesses new to the Utah market is his particular interest.
Well-known national and local corporations rely on Chris to handle their tenant requirements in Utah. His clients include CenturyLink, AT&T, Franklin Covey, Ingersoll Rand, Lenovo, Dex Media Group, Comcast, First American Title Company, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Raytheon, Thyssen Krupp Elevators and CH2M HILL. Landlords and developers such as Arden Realty, 111 Main/CCRI, Franklin Covey, Sahara Construction, Vectra Management and Hamilton Partners look to Chris to craft innovative, marketing and leasing strategies for premier office parks and new developments across the Wasatch front, Utah’s urban corridor.
More than 18 years’ experience in the business enables Chris to bring real estate transactions to timely and successful completion. He knows the Utah office market. He recognizes both the problems and the opportunities at all points in market cycles. In 2009, Chris was recognized for significant transactions per square foot leased in a down economy. Chris’ transactions in the past 10 years alone involved over 5 million square feet of property leased or sold at a transaction value of over $400 million.
Chris is a board member of Alliance House, a non-profit public service organization, where he a leads the housing committee addressing homelessness. Chris is the sponsorship chair of the annual National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP) Commercial Real Estate Symposium. He teaches commercial real estate continuing education courses under the auspices of this national organization. Chris is among a select group of commercial real estate agents who have achieved the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Chris has also studied in Europe. He is a global traveler and an avid skier, fly fisher, mountaineer and surfer. For more than ten years Chris has organized an annual ski event where industry professionals and clients gather from around the country to build relationships and ski Utah resorts. Chris draws on a wide range of experience to understand his clients and to serve their commercial real estate interests. He and his wife Johanna enjoy living in Utah where they are raising their twin daughters.