Chris Baker

Zeller Realty Group

President – Zeller Realty Corporation/Director of Asset Management

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Capital Markets


Chris Baker joined Zeller in 2013 and serves as President of Zeller Realty Corporation/Director of Asset Management, engaging in all aspects of the investment continuum from financing, equity sourcing and transaction structuring of acquisitions; through oversight of asset management and execution of the business plan; to disposition. He is also responsible for the strategic direction and management oversight of the overall Zeller portfolio and assists in the reporting process for both debt and equity relationships. Prior to joining Zeller, Chris worked for Ares Management as a Senior Associate in their Senior Debt Originations Group and was also an Associate Director in the Credit & Underwriting Group at Wrightwood Capital LLC. Chris also served four years in the United States Air Force’s Space Program as a mission manager for the launch of military and NASA satellites. Chris earned his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BA from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of Chicago Real Estate Private Equity (CREPE) and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM).

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type