Christopher Snyder Commercial Real Estate Broker Serving Central New York

The Marshall, Syracuse

On Development

“We are seeing the office asset class be replaced by life science development, big box stores are shifting to distribution centers, and fast casual restaurants are ghost kitchens that are as much in the data business as they are in the food business. The deals we are involved in are helping to shape the future of how we experience the world around us in greater ways than CRE has in a long time. This is certainly one of the most exciting times to be in the commercial real estate business.”


On Retail

“Retail gives a ground level view of commercial real estate. It is an integral part of any community’s ecosystem, which has a big impact on CRE valuations in a particular neighborhood. Retail deals keep us focused on the pulse of the community, connected to the land owners, and ahead of changes in valuations. It allows for a hands-on approach to real estate, which I enjoy.”

On The Deal

“Commercial real estate deals are always complex. That’s the best part! We rely on a team of architects, civil engineers, community connections, and marketing experts to uncover the highest and best valuation for our buyers and sellers. The research always reveals value adds that are usually overlooked. For example, an architect’s rendering increased the valuation of a parking lot by nearly 40%  in a sale to Syracuse University because the value shifted from what it is to what it could be. It’s a win for everyone involved. That’s what we aim for in every deal.”


On Life

“Commercial real estate is a full-time career. It is an intense business mixed with fun, excitement and stress throughout the day. When not hustling, I enjoy a laid back lifestyle with my wife who, thankfully, works as much as I do. Baseball, golf, comedy, and a neat glass of aged scotch are my favorite ways to unwind.”


Christopher Snyder began his real estate career in Syracuse, New York almost twenty years ago. His entrepreneurial spirit and quick witted math mind quickly identified the profitable opportunities available in Central New York real estate. After gaining a decade of experience in almost every asset class, Chris set his sights on New York City where he founded CSRE Real Estate Advisors, llc. He was called back to Central New York to pursue properties for student housing developers. The impact of his work is changing the skylines of Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, and Ithaca, New York. He currently works in Investment and Commercial Real Estate in Central New York and New York City.


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