Chris Aretta – Partner/Co-Founder

Chris is a Co-Founder and Partner at Real8 Group, who has earned a reputation as the in-house expert in client relations and company culture. Possessing over two decades of recruitment experience, Chris serves an elite clientele featuring the most distinguished and recognizable names in the real estate industry. Moreover, he partners closely with smaller to mid-sized regional firms aspiring for expansion.

Operating with a high level of transparency and authenticity, Chris diligently engages with his clients, investing the time to understand the dynamics of the organization to ensure a seamless professional fit and cultural alignment within the company.

Chris is well versed in all product types, including Conventional and Affordable Multifamily Housing, Commercial Office, Medical Office, Self-Storage, Industrial, Retail/Mixed-Use, and Single-Family Rentals. He’s been a trusted search partner building companies from scratch, executing confidential replacements, and adding new hires due to company growth. Additionally, he’s assisted owners/operators in building their strategic infrastructure to effectively self-manage their assets.

Having filled nearly every position in real estate, including C-Suite executives and middle management roles in Property/Asset Management, Development, Construction, and Finance/Accounting, Chris is well-versed in departmental structures and flowcharts. If you’re seeking a search partner that knows the intricacies of the real estate realm and is committed to standing by your side every step of the way, Chris is the ideal choice.

Beyond his professional pursuits at Real8 Group, Chris leads a fulfilling life alongside his wife, Katie, and their two children, Olivia and Ty. When he’s not in the office, you’ll likely find Chris golfing, traveling, or enjoying the “beach life.”