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Jake is the Executive Vice President and Principal of Chrisland Real Estate Companies, a Northern Colorado based integrated real estate services firm providing brokerage, development, and consulting services while also providing accredited investors with opportunities to invest in real estate.

During his time with Chrisland Real Estate Companies, Jake has brokered numerous real estate transactions. Notable transactions include: the sale of The Preserve at the Meadows, a 220 unit Class A apartment community in Fort Collins, brokerage of development land for approximately 2,000 multifamily units (including market rate, LIHTC and age restricted projects), representing Midwest Engineered Systems, Inc. in the acquisition of a 47,000 square foot manufacturing building in Loveland, CO and subsequently brokering a lease for the facility with Rubadue Wire, representing Rodelle, Inc. in a 30,000 square foot expansion of their existing Fort Collins, CO facility,  sales of triple net leased investment properties, medical office build-to-suits and numerous other sale and lease transactions.

Jake’s prior experience includes serving as Assistant Project Manager for Peak 7 Construction, LLC, a Breckenridge, Colorado based general contracting arm of a resort development and management company. While at Peak 7 Construction, Jake worked on the Grand Lodge on Peak 7, a $100,000,000 time share project.

Jake is a graduate of the Colorado State University College of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Real Estate and Financial Planning concentrations and Construction Management minor). He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, where he was honored as the 2011 Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) Scholarship award winner and the 2012 Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Scholarship award winner.

Jake holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, which is achieved by less than six percent of commercial real estate professionals nationally. He was also named to the Northern Colorado Business Report’s 2013 40 Under Forty list, which honored 40 professionals under the age of forty for their professional and community contributions.

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Real Estate and Financial Planning concentrations and Construction Management Minor) from Colorado State University
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Urban Land Institute Colorado Executive Committee, Multifamily Product Council, and NoCo Committee Co-Chairman
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Past President, Board of Directors & Chairperson, Asset Management Committee, Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Member, Generation United, a United Way of Larimer County Initiative
  • Member, Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center
  • Institute Affiliate Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Northern Colorado Business Report’s 2013 40 Under Forty list
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Gamma, The International Real Estate Honorary Society



The A.G. Spanos Companies hired Chrisland as our real estate broker in Northern Colorado based largely on the strength of a recommendation. We have worked with the Chrisland team over many years - spanning multiple transactions – and their professionalism, expertise, and results have been outstanding. We look forward to continuing to do business with their company for years to come.


I have had the opportunity to work with Ryan and the amazing team at Chrisland for many years now, both professionally and personally in the community. Their vision to move Northern Colorado forward is second to none. Chrisland continues to be about the relationship and not just the individual transaction. The best part is that they are just great people who will do what is right for their clients and invest back into the Northern Colorado community.


Chrisland Companies has been a tremendous business partner, consultant and site selection expert for us for the past 10+ years. The team they have built has extensive knowledge of both the northern Colorado region, as well as the national trends of real estate and new business that may soon make its way to the region. Chrisland spends a considerable amount of time, money and energy to understand the marketplace from every angle to give the most educated advice and guidance available in northern Colorado. The area that I most respect and appreciate in my relationship with Chrisland is the complete honesty and integrity every individual in the company provides. To know that not only do they have my best interests at heart, but they are doing it the right way, for the right reasons every time. Chrisland treats my business and advise for business decisions and negotiations as seriously as if it were their own business. I wouldn't have wanted another company in northern Colorado to represent my company the past for the past 10+ years.

STEVE LAUERAWARD WINNING RESTAURATEUR, Qdoba, TCBY, Subway, numerous de novo restaurants

Chrisland was retained by us early in the planning stages of 2534 for their unique qualifications as both commercial real estate brokers and consultants to advise us on the planning of our 500-acre master planned community. Without their expert advice and knowledge of commercial real estate, 2534 would not be what it is today. As our commercial broker, Chrisland has been instrumental in attracting high value buyers such as the Northern Colorado Rehab Hospital, Aerate Surgery Center, High Country Beverage and Swire/Coca-Cola. These buyers have created a synergy for both medical and high end employment users. Chrisland has also helped Gerrard Companies by locating other, user-matched properties and by analyzing potential real estate opportunities. Over the years Chrisland has earned our trust and respect as one of the premier commercial real estate brokers in northern Colorado.

GARY GERRARDOWNER, Gerrard Companies

Chrisland helped us sell a Berthoud development property and I could not be more pleased with their efforts and the results. Ryan and Jake were extremely well versed in the local market conditions and provided excellent communication throughout the transaction. Love the monthly reports, and also just generally on top of things – great attention to both big picture and detail. I look forward to working with them again soon.


Jake's attention to detail, prompt and knowledgeable communication, and preemptive document redlines has earned Jake our utmost respect and appreciation. Ashley demonstrated competent support and promptly responded to any question or concern. We will use this team again.


Northwestern Mutual has worked with the Chrisland Team for many years. Their professionalism, quality of service, and follow through has been fantastic. We have been very pleased with our office leasing transactions and would very much recommend them as one of the premier commercial brokers in Northern Colorado.


Chrisland has been a beneficial partner for Home State Bank for many years, helping find, buy, sell and lease property. We have found them to be knowledgeable, professional, and we love working with people that we can trust.


We have had the pleasure of working with Ryan and Jake on several land purchases over the past four years. Chrisland’s market insight, professionalism, and hard work on our behalf are always well appreciated.

DAN BERLINOWNER, Rodelle Vanilla

My experience with Andy Smith at Chrisland far exceeded my expectations. Andy was a true professional and helped us find the perfect location for our business. I felt like Andy was definitely looking out for our best interests and was always available to answer any questions we had with his expert advice. His industry knowledge and vast network of contacts helped us find a space and sign a lease sooner than we ever thought possible. I would definitely recommend Andy and Chrisland in the future.


Chisland Companies and Andy Smith did a top-notch job helping us find the right office, despite our unique needs. I recommend them both without hesitation.

Jon Thompson SENIOR PARTNER, Blue Margin