Chris Fairchild

Chris Fairchild


Vice President

License # NV License # s.0071829

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Professional Summary

Chris is Vice President of the Industrial Group at Colliers International in Reno NV. He specializes in industrial property sales, leasing, investments, and land, and has had the benefit of working with many local, regional, and national tenants and landlords. Chris started his industrial real estate career with Mark Glenn of Industrial Properties of Nevada in 2007. In 2009, Chris joined Grubb & Ellis’s Reno Office and re-affiliated with the local office to Avison Young in 2012. 

Chris actively serves on the Board of Directors at NAIOP for the last two years. Prior to that the Developing Leader Chair for Northern Nevada NAIOP Chapter in 2012 and 2013. Chris volunteers annually with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and the Truckee River Foundation. Chris actively supports the Nevada Land Trust, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and The Holland Project. Interests include hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, kayaking and fly fishing. 


Chris has actively generated over 1,000,000 sf of industrial business, and played a part in over 2,000,000 sf of industrial transactions in the Reno Sparks market since 2007. Chris has received the following awards:
Most Transactions of the Year:

-Avison Young – 2013, 2012

-Grubb & Ellis – 2011, 2010, 2009

Broker of the Year:

-Avison Young 2012

Largest Transaction of the Year

-Avison Young 2012

National Circle of Excellence Award:

-Avison Young 2012

Gold Achievement

-Colliers 2015




Chris received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from The University of Nevada, Reno in 2001.  From 2007 through 2013 a minimum of 70% of his time has been spent representing local tenants & buyers. Knowing the local businesses within the marketplace and understanding their needs has allowed Chris and his team to deliver custom fit solutions per his client’s needs and timeframes.

On the other side of the coin, Landlord clients have benefited from this understanding of the marketplace and have been delivered impressive results given Chris’ focus to their product.  Chris has also had the opportunity to represent many private buyers and sellers of commercial re investments since receiving his license in 2005, and continues to be knowledgeable about investment product in the Reno/Sparks area.

Memberships & Involvements



Patagonia, Sears Holdings, Krone, Cenntro Motors, Viega, Clean Harbors, Simco Imported, Legend, Inc., Prologis, MXI Corp, First Financial Collateral, Natures Bakery, Rittal Corporation, Paterson Paper, Aurora Tile, Silver Screen Printing, Truckee Tahoe Lumber, All Star Boat & RV, Frank Lepori, Phillip & Patricia Gelhaus Trust, Collins Family Property Mgment, Burton Components, Rubik Environmental, City National Bank, Tanstanfl, Loka Tile, San Francisco Roaster, Buzzard Trucking, LUX Dynamics, Nature’s Way/Schwabe, Benjamin’s Automotive, Patagonia, Quality Bike Parts,, Masco, Pap-R Products, Acterra LLC, Panthera Aviation, ZG Collective, Dura Bond Bearing, Legacy Transportation, Dynamex, Acterra LLC, Loren & Kassis, Darby Dental, Freeman, Rittal


Distribution, Investment Properties, Warehouses
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Industrial, Land
Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group


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2019 Q4 Reno Industrial Market Research Report
Record Absorption in the Game Without Innings - Record setting gross absorption numbers for a single quarter at 3.34 million square feet.
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2019 Q3 Reno Industrial Market Research Report
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2019 Q2 Reno Industrial Market Research Report
A New Frontier - With a limited supply of industrial land left to build on in the Reno Sparks core, the question of the times is what will be the new frontier for industrial development in Northern Nevada.
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