Christopher Mansfield brings to the table his award-winning background in architectural design and development to every commercial brokerage transaction he participates in. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology at Alfred State College, and later pursued and received an accredited Masters of Architecture degree at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During his time in Massachusetts, he was awarded a joint AIA / WMAIA scholarship for his award-winning infill development design. Upon graduation, he was also awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit for excellence in the study of architecture.
Prior to embarking on his commercial brokerage career, Christopher actively practiced as a licensed architect in a real estate development setting, with a heavy focus on commercial projects. This experience in architect-driven development allowed him to master high level real estate skills in detailed proforma development, site analysis, zoning analysis, property acquisitions, entitlements, architectural site plan development, bidding and negotiating, and state of the art project presentation and marketing. During his time in practice, Christopher served his community as architectural review consultant for the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board. In 2019 he was a recipient of the prestigious Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce - 40 under 40 Movers and Shakers award.
In more recent years, Christopher has actively applied his invaluable architecture and development background in daily practice as a distinguished, professionally trained, commercial broker. He has worked with numerous clients, in a variety of capacities, on a wide array of asset types including land development, industrial, multi family, retail, and office use. He has also invested in and holds commercial real estate personally, serving as managing member of his mixed use commercial portfolio. Christopher believes personal commercial real estate ownership gives him the distinguished ability to deeply understand the unique challenges both property owners and tenants face both during, and long after, a transaction is completed. His experience both personally and professionally allows him to intelligently navigate the challenges and drive every transaction towards long term success.
In his spare time Christopher currently exercises his design and development skills doing social change development projects internationally. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Honduras Hope Mission non-profit, and led the site selection, design, and development of the mission’s new community center, which completed construction in 2022. The community centers design has been showcased by the AIA It takes Community, 2017, Greenbuild 2017, and the United Nations Habitat III. When he’s not working, Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife, playing frisbee with his Belgian Sheepdog Pancho, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the mountains.
Service Areas & Specialties
- 40 under 40 Movers and Shakers Award Recipient
- AIA / WMAIA - Winning Architect / Design
- AIA Henry Adams Fund - Certificate of Merrit
- AIA Henry Adams - Recognized Designer
- Greenbuild 2016 - AIA Featured Design
- United Nations Habitat III - Featured
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
- Orange County Community College
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Dog/Cat Lover
- Hiking and Camping
- Hunting and Fishing
- Motor Sports
- Motorcycle Enthusiast
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Is there a best time of the year to buy a house?
When it comes to buying a home, there are pros and cons for each season. Generally, the best season to buy a home is in late summer or fall. There are still plenty of homes for sale, but without the intense competition found during spring. Sellers are also known for being a bit more flexible this time of the year. Zillow reports that the highest number of listings with at least one price reduction are found August–September. However, the deeper buyers venture into fall, the less choice is available. If you value choice, and you want more buyers competing for the home you are leaving, spring could be your best season. Ultimately, the best time to buy a home is when you’re financially ready to do so.
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