Chrisland Real Estate Companies to join NAI Global network

Feb 22, 2019 | Member News

Effective February 28, 2019 commercial real estate brokerage Chrisland, Inc. (“Chrisland”) will change its legal name to Affinity Real Estate Partners, Inc. (“Affinity”). In conjunction with this change Affinity and NAI Global are pleased to announce that, Affinity is joining the NAI Global network of companies and will be doing business as “NAI Affinity.”

NAI Global is a worldwide network of approximately 400 commercial real estate brokerage firms and one of the Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Brands in the World (according to the 2018 Lipsey Company Annual Survey).

“Adding the Fort Collins MSA to the NAI map has allowed us to combine in-market strengths and form a powerful bond of insights and execution to address clients’ local and multi-market challenges globally,” said Jay Olshonsky, FRIGS, SIOR, President & CEO of NAI Global. “We  are delighted to welcome the NAI Affinity team to represent this vital market for NAI Global” said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global.

NAI Affinity will remain  locally  owned  and  operated  by  Ryan  Schaefer and Jake Hallauer but, its clients will  now benefit  from  the power  of  the NAI Global network. NAI has affiliate and corporate offices  in  other Colorado markets including in Denver, Colorado Springs, Castle Pines, and Avon, in addition to other major U.S. and foreign cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago,  Dallas,  Houston, Miami, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Mexico City, London, Berlin, Riyadh, Dubai, Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney. “NAI Global’s powerful network in addition to our local ownership and  market  knowledge  gives  our  clients the advantages of a sharp local focus and true global reach” said Jake Hallauer, who will serve as the Managing Broker and President of NAI Affinity.

“As the population continues to grow, our affiliation  with NAI Global allows us to maintain our standing as market leaders in our areas of focus in Northern Colorado” said Ryan Schaefer, who will remain CEO of the company and who will continue to lead investment activities for its related entities. Schaefer added that “the name NAI  Affinity  was  chosen  as ‘Affinity’ denotes similar interests and alignment amongst our team, our clients, and the community.”

Megan Enderson, Ashley Hergenreder, and Andy Smith are to remain key members of the NAI Affinity team. As part of this transition, NAI Affinity is also growing its team with the addition of Mark Bishop as a Client Advisor/Broker Associate and Hunter Price, as Licensed Assistant.

“Mark Bishop is a very bright, highly motivated, and hardworking advocate for his clients. We are thrilled that he is joining our team” Hallauer said of Bishop.

Hunter Price graduated from Colorado State University in the Spring of 2018 and was an All-American Decathlete during his time at CSU.

Schaefer was named Colorado State University’s 2018 Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by the university’s Everitt Real Estate Center. He is also the past President of the Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors.

Hallauer earned his Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Franklin  L. Burns School  of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver.  He also is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

NAI Affinity will be assigning  back the use of the Chrisland name to former Chairman and Shareholder Nick Christensen. Christensen, Schaefer, and Hallauer remain business partners in a number of real estate investments.  “We are grateful for the professional  opportunities that Nick has afforded  us over  the years  and we wish him much continued success” said Schaefer. Christensen will use the Chrisland name to provide non-brokerage advisory services to family offices, trusts, and estates, to assist them with strategic and transition planning related to their real estate holdings. Christensen said “I greatly appreciate the work Ryan, Jake, and their team  have done to  grow the company  over the years and wish them continued success under their new name.”