Chris Shanks


Career Background

A sixth-generation Nevadan, Chris entered the commercial real estate industry in 2006. Chris applies his financial background to the valuation and analysis of commercial real estate properties. He has participated in brokering over $650 million dollars in real estate transactions with an average transaction volume of $6.0 million. Additionally, Chris has completed over 400 Broker Opinion of Values totaling over $1 billion in commercial real estate valuations. His responsibilities include providing advice, execution, and investment management services to clients engaged in buying, selling, investing in, financing, or building real estate.
These services typically are provided to private and institutional owners and investors, as well as to corporate owners and occupiers. His objective is to advise clients on how to maximize the value of their real estate. These efforts include but are not limited to investment sales and purchases, joint ventures, sale-leasebacks, private placements, and property underwriting.
Chris uses the latest in financial analysis software including Argus, CoStar, and ESRI. He has also broadened his professional experience with the purchase and subsequent founding of a local area restaurant and manufacturing business. These endeavors have better equipped him to understand not only the real estate aspect of business but the actual operations as well.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he also achieved the Dean’s list. In the fall of 2015, Chris was awarded the ‘Outstanding Young Alumni Award’ from the University of Nevada for his success in the Northern Nevada business community. In addition to achieving the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, Chris is also a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Network.

Contact Info

A sixth-generation Nevadan, Chris entered the commercial real estate industry in January of 2008. He specializes in the investment market.


Lic# S.167217

Professional Affiliations & Designations

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAOIP)

Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada member (EDAWN)

Board Member, Volunteers of America

Board Chair, Downtown Reno Partnership

Select Client List

  • Jensen Precast
  • Panattoni Development Company
  • US Bancorp
  • Basin Street Properties
  • Prologis
  • Rahlves & Rahlves
  • City of Reno
  • Good Chemistry
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
  • Blue Kangaroo
  • Palladio, LLC


  • The University of Nevada, Reno – Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Minor in Economics
  • Achieved the Dean’s list
  • Awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni in 2015 from University of Nevada