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Chris Neumann

Chris Neumann

Company: 

Origin Investments

Oversees operational and financial performance of multifamily assets in CO, TX and AZ

Previously served as an investment analyst at NorthMarq Capital

Regularly sought out by vendors to brainstorm ideas

Chris Neumann joined Origin Investments’ investment management division roughly two years ago, in essence to assist Origin’s portfolio manager in preparation of annual asset business plans that set clear expectations for operating goals and analyze strategies for enhancing performance and differentiating the resident experience.

At the outset, Neumann was seen as a “cc” on communications—i.e. reports and emails—from the joint-venture partners and external relationships engaged to execute strategy. However, he quickly demonstrated an ability to lead and manage these relationships as a means for enhancing accountability, productivity and return on investment. 

Neumann orchestrated that shift in perception by preparing and researching tirelessly, developing expertise by soliciting the perspectives of internal and external sources, and ultimately making his voice heard. Today, he’s a valued member of the team and is regularly sought out by vendors to collaboratively brainstorm ideas that can enhance operational efficiencies and produce tangible results—and returns—at the property and portfolio levels. He evolved from merely an acquaintance to a trusted partner by influencing others through clear and concise expression of ideas and information in verbal and written form.

These are just a few reasons we chose Neumann as one of the National 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).