Viewing every obstacle as an opportunity for growth, Chris Oswald, executive account manager at the Greater Illinois Title Company, maintains a positive attitude regardless of the circumstances. “I am a team player and will go to the bat for anyone I believe in,” he says.
With clients in the city’s residential and commercial markets, Oswald is personally involved in every transaction, ensuring that his customers are satisfied with the end results. “One of the reasons I love my job is that I can work directly with so many different parties on a transaction,” he says. “I work with attorneys, lenders and developers, allowing me to expand my network and constantly build strong strategic partnerships with other hungry real estate professionals.”
In 2018, after six years in the industry, Oswald doubled his revenue while serving as GIT’s marketing coordinator and participating in the company’s Innovation Committee. “While I initially struggled with time management, I overcame this challenge by immersing myself in my CRM and taking advice from leaders in our industry,” he says.
Oswald serves on the Membership Committee of the Chicago chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and is a member of the Northern Illinois Home Builders Organization, Women’s Council of Realtors, Urban Land Institute and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. He was presented with the 2019 Volunteer Service Award by AREAA. Oswald is the co-founder of GIT’s Philanthropic Committee and has helped develop monthly fundraising initiatives to benefit local and national organizations.
Oswald recently completed his second marathon despite having had the lower left lobe of his lung removed years before. “A doctor told me not to expect to be able to run a marathon after such a procedure,” he explains. “I have now completed two marathons and am looking to run another one next year.”
As one of seven siblings, Oswald spends his time off with family, but also enjoys running, camping, attending games at Wrigley Field and immersing himself in the city’s culture.