Chris partnered with First Trust Portfolios to create First Capital Advisors in February 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate investing, development, brokerage and asset management.
As CEO, Chris oversees the analysis, acquisitions and asset management of the company. Throughout his career, Chris has purchased and executed more than $2 billion of commercial real estate.
Prior to his current role, Chris spent over 10 years as President of John Pope & Associates, Inc., a commercial and multifamily real estate firm active in development, brokerage, management, and construction founded by his father in 1993. Prior to, Chris worked under his father at John Pope & Associates as Vice-President of the firm. He was responsible for running the company’s portfolio that consisted of four apartment complexes, a grocery anchored shopping center, a bank ground lease, and a small strip center all located in and around the Chicago-land area. Chris was a very successful retail real estate executive throughout Chicago-land providing brokerage services, tenant representation, ownership/investment consulting as well as developing grocery anchored retail locations.
Chris’s former client roster include: Safeway Inc., Dominick’s Finer Foods, Regency Shopping Centers, Great Lakes Principals, and Rosewood Property Company. He is a founding member of the Next Generation Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in Chicago, an innovative and philanthropic initiative designed to acclimate people in the industry with five years of experience or less. Chris is an IL Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Chris is responsible for providing direction and overseeing all company endeavors and activities. He constantly strives to help clients achieve their goals in a timely and economically feasible manner consequently continually creating successful projects of all types. His vast breath of hands-on experience, organizational leadership, and ability to provide clear and concise direction to investors, partners, and staff is the foundation of our company’s mission.
B.S., Corporate & Organizational Communications, Northern Illinois University
Series 7, Series 63 & Series 65 certifications from FINRA