Chris Collins, Director of Development, started with Gorsuch Realty in 1987. She became Director of Development for the contractor / developer division of Fairfield Homes, Inc. in 1992. Her current responsibilities include land acquisitions, zoning and permit approvals, public relations, HUD and RD programs / refinances and tax credit new construction / rehab / supportive housing developments.
Chris is a licensed real estate agent and member of the Ohio Association of Realtors. She obtained her Brokers License in 1985. She served as President of the Lancaster Board of Realtors and four years as a District VP for the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR). She chaired many local and state OAR committees such as Legislative, Communications, Public Relations, Community Services, and Scholarship / Education.
Chris received recognition as Ohio’s 1986 Realtor Salesperson of the Year, is an RPAC Life member for the NAR and has contributed numerous articles for state and national REALTOR publications.
Chris is serving her fifth term on the Lancaster Planning Commission, of the Lancaster Board of Zoning Appeals. She currently also serves on the Fairfield County Housing Coalition.
From 1993-1995, Chris helped develop over 200 HUD turnkey units for the Pickaway, Chillicothe and Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authorities by finding sites, annexing, and zoning for the construction of single-family and duplex units in Circleville, Williamsport, Chillicothe, Clarksburg and Lancaster.
In her capacity as the Director of Development for Fairfield Homes, Inc., since 2000, Chris has assisted with the development of 100M in 38 tax credit projects in 20 different counties.