Chris Ferguson is a commercial real estate professional with over 15 years of professional and investment experience. As a commercial broker with @properties Commercial, Chris specializes in investment sales and leasing, working with a variety of owners and users of commercial real estate.
Since 2018, Chris has been a part of M+I Realty - the #1 commercial real estate team at @properties. Chris enjoys helping his clients solve their real estate needs, whether that is selling their investment property or finding the perfect location for their business.
Previously, Chris worked as a Vice President of Capital Markets at Cohen Financial, specializing in structuring real estate financing strategies and executing on debt, mezzanine and equity transactions. Chris underwrote and closed over $525 million of transactions and worked on a number of distressed debt restructurings. Prior, Chris worked as a tenant representative broker, consulting with and representing small to medium-sized businesses and organizations in their real estate and leasing transactions.
In 2011, Chris founded the gourmet food company Bee's Knees Food Co. Bee's Knees Food Co. creates individually packaged snacks with bold flavors. Bee's Knees spicy and sweet nuts can be found in a number of stores such as Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca and The Goddess and Grocer; beer-centric bars such as The Map Room in Chicago; at local breweries such as Temperance Beer Co. and venues such as The Chicago Theatre.
Chris has lived in the Lakeview neighborhood for the last 10 years with his wife Amelia and dog Maddy. In his spare time, Chris loves trying new restaurants and running along the Chicago lakeshore. Chris graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a BSBA in Finance and Marketing.