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Chris Read | Colliers | Norfolk - Main

Chris Read

Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Chris Read specializes in the sale and leasing of retail property for Colliers | Virginia.  As the Director of the Retail Services Team in Norfolk, Virginia, he has extensive recent and long-term experience generating positive results to owners, developers and tenants in the retail sector for over 24 years.

On behalf of national and regional clients, Chris has achieved success on a multitude of assignments including, but not limited to, shopping center leasing and sales, site selection, new retail developments, land subdivisions and parcel sales to end users, tenant-mix strategies, architectural guidance/shopping center design, big box leasing, redevelopment projects, portfolio leasing/sales, tenant representation, complex contract negotiations, investment sales and surplus property dispositions.  This knowledge base presents a thorough understanding of special requirements to furnish a personalized approach to individual client needs. 


  • Past recipient of the Broker Employee of the Year award
  • Gold Award, Tidewater Association of Realtors Member, Million Dollar Sales and Leasing Club


  • Bachelor of Science, Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science, Old Dominion University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Greater Hampton Roads Real Estate Association 
  • Member, Old Dominion University Real Estate Board
  • Member, ICSC Southern Division Planning Committee


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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Featured Research

Feb 7, 2022

Norfolk Retail Market Report | Q4 2021

Multiple suspended developments expected to break ground in 2022
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Jul 29, 2021

Retail Marketview 21Q2

Retail Marketview 21Q2
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May 20, 2021

Q1 2021 | Norfolk Retail Forecast and Research Report

Colliers Virginia Q1 2021 | Norfolk Retail Forecast and Research Report
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Featured News

Mar 31, 2022

Lynnhaven East and North Mall Shops Sells for $8.5 Million

The Asset encompasses 106,524 square feet and is occupied by major retailers including Dick’s Warehouse and Chipotle.
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