Chris Makos joined the Commercial & Investment Property Group at Modern Spaces as Director of Sales in 2016, bringing over 20 years of professional experience in real estate & financial services. Chris’ real estate career began in 2006 while working directly under the mentorship of the CEO and founder of The Dynamic Group Inc. In this role, he gained comprehensive knowledge in all facets of real estate development, financing, sales, leasing and management, as well as the ability to evaluate the highest and best use for any property type. In his time with The Dynamic Group Inc., he successfully negotiated and structured the purchase and sales terms for several acquisitions and ground up developments in New York City and South Florida, while fostering relationships with many private and institutional investors, equity funds and lenders.
Prior to transitioning into real estate, Chris worked for ten years on Wall Street as a FINRA Series 55 licensed equity trader, where he developed strong financial analysis, risk management and research skills, as well as a passion for tracking macro-economic data and global capital market trends. In 2003, he completed the FINRA Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam and founded Insight Capital Management LLC., an SEC registered advisory firm providing investment banking services and strategic business advice to publicly traded and privately held companies in the internet, real estate, energy, defense and biotechnology industries.
As a native of Queens, Chris brings a deep personal connection and understanding of the diverse communities of New York City where he lives and works. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science & Economics from New York University and attended the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at New York University.