Chris Balazs is the Managing Director at Bold New York. As a native New Yorker born and raised in Valley Stream, Long Island and a resident of Manhattan for the past six years, Chris has provided his clients and colleagues the advantage of being represented by someone who knows and lives in the community. Chris has been involved in the real estate industry for over nine years. He launched his career with a strong start; having displayed proficiency in rentals and sales, Chris was quickly distinguished as one of the top agents at a prominent firm and continued to rank in the top percentile for three consecutive years. Since then, his expanding expertise and market knowledge has allowed him to continue building a successful career working in several management and training positions. Chris has spent two years prosperously managing another reputable mid-sized firm and one year managing a 115 unit new construction rental project in Astoria. He currently holds the position as Managing Director and implements training & development programs for new agents at Bold New York. Chris' longstanding relationships with management companies as well as his negotiation skills and ability to deliver genuine, whole-hearted service and training are quintessential distinctions that have earned him recognition in real estate. His passion for real estate is rooted in his influential abilities with focus on a great outcome. His approach to training new agents is one that not only demonstrates his own expertise but also tailors to the individual and encourages a long-term, productive career. He takes pride in knowing that he is able to help veteran agents continue to develop and foster a successful career in real estate. Chris’ residency in New York for almost his entire life implemented an early affinity for New York City. The eclectic culture of each neighborhood, diversity of architecture, the endless opportunities, and meeting new people from all walks of life continue to excite and encourage Chris to integrate his love for NYC with the continual success and development of his career. In his personal time, Chris is a fitness advocate and consistently takes time to keep himself in tip-top shape. He is a family-oriented man and loves spending time with his god-children, Eddie and Ella. He also enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants and lounges, as well as exploring rooftops with iconic skyline and city views of NYC.