Chris Austad is a diversely experienced real estate professional who began his career in the NYC market years ago and has enjoyed tremendous success. His expertise has vastly grown in the areas of rentals, sales and marketing, large new development projects, and commercial leasing; as has his stellar reputation as a full-service advisor to his clients.
Specializing in Queens, particularly Long Island City and Astoria, Chris possesses extensive market insight and connections in these in-demand neighborhoods, as well as in Brooklyn and Manhattan where he's done numerous deals. No matter where his clients want to live or where his sellers'/developers' properties are located, he and his team are sought after for their detailed, results-driven approach to every deal. Chris' superior service and strong command of the market are continually rewarded with repeat and referral business from very satisfied clients, of which he is very proud.
A native of Los Angeles, Chris studied Biology at the University of California, Irvine, then pursued a scholarship to become a flight surgeon in the Air Force. A twist of fate brought him to the fashion capital of the world, New York, at age 20, when he achieved fame as a model and bought his first apartment. His illustrious modeling career that allowed him to travel the world has also honed his international perspective, keen interpersonal skills and understanding of different cultures - as well as a vast Rolodex of connections which helped catapult his real estate business.
Since falling in love with New York, Chris has lived all over the city, from SoHo to Morningside Heights. He currently resides in a luxury waterfront building in Long Island City with his wife, two children and English bulldog. Chris is actively involved in his field and the borough he adores as a co-chair of the REBNY Residential Queens Committee, which strives to unify the brokerage community and help foster healthy business practices. He is also a fitness fanatic who demonstrates his great discipline and tenacity in numerous triathlons.
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