While Christopher has lived in New York City for nearly 18 years, his West Coast roots are inescapable - he studied Biology at University of California, Irvine and has been known to ride a long board to meetings. Don't let this former model and fitness enthusiast fool you; Christopher and his equally ambitious team have ranked among the Top 2% of Agents at Douglas Elliman in 2020, and amongst the top 1,000 brokers across America by Real Trends & the Wall Street Journal, where they have closed over $500 million in diverse property offerings from condos and co-ops, to single family homes and new developments.
Christopher joined Douglas Elliman in 2012 after beginning his real estate career at Citi Habitats. His business grew quickly as clients responded to his impeccable interpersonal skills and superior business acumen. The extensive time he spent abroad while modeling gave him an edge with international buyers, which is demonstrated by both his global rolodex and his appreciation for diverse cultures.
In 2016 Christopher established The Austad Team to better serve his clients needs and to increase his reach within the ever-changing New York City real estate landscape. Having served as Co-Chair of the REBNY Residential Queens Committee for two and half years and being a Master Certified Negotiations Expert, Christopher takes his work and reputation seriously as evidenced by his routinely stellar endorsements, noteworthy press mentions, and illustrious industry awards.
A fresh approach to doing business brought Christopher and fellow colleague Shaun Anders and together to merge their teams and form the Anders Austad Team in 2019. Together, they flawlessly handle every aspect of the buying, selling and renting process, as well as new development projects. While they enjoy facilitating deals all over Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, Christopher and The Anders Austad Team see an opportunity to leverage their proven track record of success while exploring new terrain the in New Development space.