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Christopher Willson

Senior Regional Director

Christopher Willson
With more than 30 years of experience working in commercial real estate, Chris Willson leads the Company’s leasing, acquisition and development initiatives across Florida.

As Senior Regional Director, Mr. Willson is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and securing lease transactions in Central and South Florida.

Prior to relocating to Florida, Mr. Willson served as Senior Regional Director of First Industrial’s Minneapolis/St. Paul region, where he oversaw lease negotiations, asset management, dispositions, developments and build-to-suits in the Twin Cities.

Mr. Willson has served First Industrial in a number of roles, including as Regional Development Officer, where he was responsible for supervising all development projects in both the Twin Cities and the Detroit metro area. Earlier, he was responsible for overseeing the region's brokerage and marketing activities.

Before joining First Industrial, Mr. Willson worked for nearly 10 years as an industrial real estate broker with CBRE and the Shelard Group.

Mr. Willson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota. He is an active member of NAIOP, where he served as a board member for the Minneapolis chapter. Mr. Willson is also a designated member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR).