Chris Suarez

Chris Suarez
Vice President of Development
Jefferson Apartment Group

Mr. Suarez began his real estate career in 2004 and has a diverse set of experience in acquisitions/dispositions, recapitalizations, development, asset management, joint ventures, and operations. During his 20 year career, Mr. Suarez has acquired, capitalized and financed over $700 million of real estate assets including retail, office, multifamily, industrial, hotel, residential, and self- storage.

Prior to joining Jefferson Apartment Group, Mr. Suarez was a Senior Vice President with Housing Trust Group responsible for their market-rate multifamily developments in Arizona and Florida. While at Lincoln Property Company was the market leader for the South Florida region overseeing acquisition, development, and property management operations. Before Lincoln, Mr. Suarez was a Vice President of Acquisitions with Rialto Capital Management, a diversified real estate investment, management, development and finance company headquartered in Miami, Florida.

As a Vice President of Acquisitions, Mr. Suarez specialized in the acquisition of distressed and underperforming real estate assets and was actively involved in asset management. Additionally, Mr. Suarez was responsible for capitalizing and structuring joint-ventures with local operators.

Prior to joining Rialto Capital Management, Mr. Suarez was an Assistant Vice President with Thomas D. Wood and Company where he was responsible for the origination, underwriting and placement of income property loans. Mr. Suarez began his career as a member of the National Retail Group at Marcus & Millichap and was the Director of Research & Underwriting at Axis Realty Partners. At Axis, Mr. Suarez was responsible for determining target markets and asset types for investment and underwrote in excess of $1 billion in multi-family, retail and office assets in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and the Washington D.C. area.

Chris is a graduate of Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science. He holds his Real Estate Sales Associate licenses in the state of Florida.