Chris Vernald is a partner at Corcoran Urban Real Estate with a sales portfolio as lengthy as the credentials he has earned in real estate. Consistently ranked as an industry top producer, Chris has made it his business to learn the intricacies of the transaction, better anticipate the needs of his clients, and ultimately ensure they get the best return on their investment. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate has earned his B.S. in Finance, and worked for several years in financial sales before making the switch to real estate. Some of his former employers include Chase, GE, and Household Financial, selling financing to high-level managers at car dealerships across the country. His conversion to real estate came from a desire to work more closely with clients, helping them realize their own financial goals in the purchase of a home or investment property. Chris has earned the industry’s coveted designations of e-pro, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) since entering the business in 2009. Chris resides in Geneva, IL, and serves clients across the Chicago metropolitan area and is well-versed in Chicago and many suburban markets. When Chris isn’t working, he remains active playing on competitive softball and football leagues, or can be found at the friendly confines catching a Chicago Cubs game.