National Business Development Lead
Noel Christopher is a master student of real estate. An investor himself, Noel makes it a point to stay ahead of the ongoing changes and challenges in the marketplace to provide the best possible counsel to his clients. For example, his keen insight about the recession’s aftermath led him to hone his expertise in single-family rentals (SFR) in 2012, and helped his Century 21-affiliated team close more than $350 million in investor sales and rank in the brokerage’s Top 10 nationally. The Chicago Association of Realtors even recognized him among its Top 1 percent of producers from 2011 to 2014. While Noel lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two daughters, his influence in the Chicagoland market remains strong despite the miles. “I keep myself relevant in the city’s real estate scene by maintaining my high-level relationships and local research and business development,” he explains.
Christopher’s newest role at Renters Warehouse perfectly aligns with his background in home rental sourcing, acquisition, and disposition consulting. A third-party leasing and property management firm, Renters Warehouse manages almost 15,000 homes for more than 12,000 different investors in 17 states across the U.S., and expects to increase that reach to more than 200,000 properties in all 50 states within the next five years. “Our professional landlords each manage more than 150 homes concurrently, with an on-the-ground team that provides local market expertise, oversees operations, and maintains relationships with owners and tenants,” he explains. “Joining the Renters Warehouse team was the right step in my professional journey, because it allows me to dive deeply into SFR property management and leverage my extensive experience in the single-family buy-to-rent industry.”
As Renters Warehouse’s national business development lead, Christopher works exclusively on portfolio property management takeovers and contract buyouts to aggressively expand the company’s national footprint. His clients range from local investors to large institutional private equity funds. He also continues to speak on behalf of the real estate industry at high-profile conferences nationwide, including the Five Star Conference, IMN.org (Information Management Network), and Americatalyst, among others.
Although he may not reside in Chicago full time, one of the ways Christopher remains connected to the city is through charitable causes. He still supports Chicago Hope Academy, a private school that relies on donations and real estate activities to meet its monthly $100,000 deficit while it aims to revitalize the West Side. He also gives back to his local Boulder community through a Colorado-based nonprofit called LostNFound, which partners with the National Urban League to build low-income housing in Denver.
Christopher credits his time as a professional ski racer and rugby player for instilling both teamwork and competitive skills in him. “Being an athlete really helped me develop the qualities of an outstanding Realtor,” he says, adding that his move to Boulder means he can now enjoy Masters alpine ski racing again even as he continues to play rugby. His favorite motto is a Socratic saying that encourages people to focus energy on building the new rather than fighting the old. “I try to personify that through my career,” says Noel, “and that’s why I’m never afraid to take on new challenges.”
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