Chris Stephens is a co-founder and partner at Stephens Barrios Development, LLC and Barrios Engineering, LLC. Prior to establishing the Companies in 2009, Chris served as a Senior Vice President for Florida Retail Development based in Maitland, Florida and has remained involved in the real estate business since 1994.
Chris has been a lecturer at multiple ICSC retail forums and continues to be active in industry associations. Chris has also been active in the real estate appraisal and brokerage industries. He holds both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (“CCIM”) and the Member of the Appraisal Institute (“MAI”) designations. Over the past 25 years, Chris has taught continuing education courses in real estate valuation and courses on related real estate topics. Chris has been a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida since 1987 and provides specialized representation to a select number of investors and property owners requiring brokerage, valuation, or specialized real estate services.
Chris graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in economics and currently resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Nancy, and their two sons. Chris and Nancy remain involved in the Winter Park High School Band and other local civic organizations.