Chris Monson is a principal & senior retail investment specialist at Mountain West Commercial and is a 34-year veteran of the real estate shopping center industry. Chris has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including retail investment sales, retail land sales, leasing of retail properties, retail development, and exclusive tenant representation. Chris’ business philosophy is centered on building trust and integrity with his clients. His success has resulted in the culmination of over $2 billion in transactions. Chris has helped investors buy and sell over 120 shopping center projects totaling over 4,200,000 SF, and been involved in over 5,000 lease transactions. While at Mountain West Commercial (1999 – 2018), Chris has been a top performer in the retail division each year. Backed by his extensive knowledge of the market and broad resources, including Mountain West’s comprehensive information database (ASTRO), Chris is a skilled negotiator who is well versed in the nuances of lease and purchase negotiations. Whether representing the seller or buyer as well as the landlord or tenant, he is a key asset in the development, leasing, acquisition and disposition of retail properties. Chris’ experience in retail development includes leasing and asset management. This experience has benefited real estate landlords such as Wright Development Group, Weingarten Realty Investors, Thackeray Garn Company, The Boyer Company, Worth Williams Properties, Kornwasser, Main Springs Capital Group, Woodbury Corporation, Mountain West Real Estate Development, CapTerra, ARKA Properties Group, Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, 7-Eleven Corporation, US Bank, Quintstar Management Company, Miller Real Estate investments, Development Associates (DAI), General Growth Properties (GGP), Ensign Group, Ensign Properties, Terramerica, Black Equities Group, Iron Point Titan Asset Management, Associated Foods, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BH Properties, Doerken Properties, Kimco Realty Corp., Sorenson Development, Intermountain Development, Rimrock Construction, Ivory Development, Anderson Development, Smith Brubaker Haacke, Crow Holdings, First Security Bank, KSG Properties, Tate/ Brubaker and Heartland Realty.

Retailers such as Sears, Associated Foods, Smith’s Food & Drug, 7-Eleven, Mervyn’s, Roberts Crafts, Water Gardens Theaters, Stein Mart, Wherehouse Music, Aaron’s Rents, Sonic Burger, Anytime Fitness, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA), Gen-X Clothing, Ocean Mart, Nickel City, IFA, Kay Jewelers, Great Clips, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Applebee’s, Flower Patch, Wendy’s, as well as many other national and local tenants, have also relied on Chris to orchestrate their real estate expansion in the state of Utah. Chris also exclusively represents the retail needs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with site selection for Deseret Industries, Distribution Services, Deseret Book, Seagull Book, and Sweet Salt. Chris won the exclusive national account with Gen X Clothing and has referred retail site selection business to brokers nationwide in 15 states completing 65 Jr. anchor locations. Prior to joining Mountain West Commercial, Chris worked at Barlow-Neilsen Associates’ as a retail division head. He was the top commercial producer for six years from 1992-1998. Prior to 1992 Chris developed, leased and managed shopping center projects for a local Utah developer Tate/Brubaker. Chris is involved in many organizations and holds several professional designations that keep him abreast of up-to-date real estate information to better serve his clients. Organizations include the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute where he has held the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation since 1997. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) where he has served in the recent past as the Intermountain Retail Chairman. Chris is a past member of the Institute of Real Estate Management where he earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1991. Chris has been chosen twice to represent the retail industry statewide by speaking and presenting at the NAIOP/CCIM Symposium.

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My wife and I sing together often (mostly now for friends weddings and funerals)

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I have a minor in Mid-east politics and did two semesters in Jerusalem & Washington DC in college.

Chris Monson is a principal & senior retail investment specialist at Mountain West Commercial and is a 34-year veteran of the real estate shopping center industry. Chris has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including retail investment sales, retail land sales, leasing of retail properties, retail development, and exclusive tenant representation. Chris’ business philosophy is centered on building trust and integrity with his clients. His success has resulted in the culmination of over $2 billion in transactions. Chris has helped investors buy and sell over 120 shopping center projects totaling over 4,200,000 SF, and been involved in over 5,000 lease transactions. While at Mountain West Commercial (1999 – 2018), Chris has been a top performer in the retail division each year. Backed by his extensive knowledge of the market and broad resources, including Mountain West’s comprehensive information database (ASTRO), Chris is a skilled negotiator who is well versed in the nuances of lease and purchase negotiations. Whether representing the seller or buyer as well as the landlord or tenant, he is a key asset in the development, leasing, acquisition and disposition of retail properties. Chris’ experience in retail development includes leasing and asset management. This experience has benefited real estate landlords such as Wright Development Group, Weingarten Realty Investors, Thackeray Garn Company, The Boyer Company, Worth Williams Properties, Kornwasser, Main Springs Capital Group, Woodbury Corporation, Mountain West Real Estate Development, CapTerra, ARKA Properties Group, Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, 7-Eleven Corporation, US Bank, Quintstar Management Company, Miller Real Estate investments, Development Associates (DAI), General Growth Properties (GGP), Ensign Group, Ensign Properties, Terramerica, Black Equities Group, Iron Point Titan Asset Management, Associated Foods, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BH Properties, Doerken Properties, Kimco Realty Corp., Sorenson Development, Intermountain Development, Rimrock Construction, Ivory Development, Anderson Development, Smith Brubaker Haacke, Crow Holdings, First Security Bank, KSG Properties, Tate/ Brubaker and Heartland Realty.

Retailers such as Sears, Associated Foods, Smith’s Food & Drug, 7-Eleven, Mervyn’s, Roberts Crafts, Water Gardens Theaters, Stein Mart, Wherehouse Music, Aaron’s Rents, Sonic Burger, Anytime Fitness, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA), Gen-X Clothing, Ocean Mart, Nickel City, IFA, Kay Jewelers, Great Clips, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Applebee’s, Flower Patch, Wendy’s, as well as many other national and local tenants, have also relied on Chris to orchestrate their real estate expansion in the state of Utah. Chris also exclusively represents the retail needs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with site selection for Deseret Industries, Distribution Services, Deseret Book, Seagull Book, and Sweet Salt. Chris won the exclusive national account with Gen X Clothing and has referred retail site selection business to brokers nationwide in 15 states completing 65 Jr. anchor locations. Prior to joining Mountain West Commercial, Chris worked at Barlow-Neilsen Associates’ as a retail division head. He was the top commercial producer for six years from 1992-1998. Prior to 1992 Chris developed, leased and managed shopping center projects for a local Utah developer Tate/Brubaker. Chris is involved in many organizations and holds several professional designations that keep him abreast of up-to-date real estate information to better serve his clients. Organizations include the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute where he has held the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation since 1997. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) where he has served in the recent past as the Intermountain Retail Chairman. Chris is a past member of the Institute of Real Estate Management where he earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1991. Chris has been chosen twice to represent the retail industry statewide by speaking and presenting at the NAIOP/CCIM Symposium.

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