As Executive Vice President of Commercial Leasing and Office Development, Ahrenkiel is responsible for activating office developments on many of Selig’s prime land holdings across Atlanta. Chris came to Selig in 2018, after 11 years with Tishman Speyer, where he was the Atlanta Managing Director, overseeing the firm’s activities in the region. Most recently, he was responsible for the development, leasing and sale of Three Alliance Center, a +500,000 SF trophy office development which set an Atlanta pricing record, trading for $534/SF. Prior to that, Chris led the leasing for Two Alliance, Colony Square, Midtown Plaza, Interstate North and Palisades. Chris started his commercial real estate career at Trizec Properties.

Ahrenkiel is very involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of InvestAtlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. In 2017, Ahrenkiel graduated Leadership Atlanta and remains actively involved. In 2015, he was named as one of Atlanta’s 40 under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and is consistently recognized by the publication as a Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate as well as a Top Producer.

Previously, Chris served on the Board of REGA (Real Estate Group of Atlanta), Georgia Institute of Real Estate, Georgia State University Real Estate Alumni Board and was a co-founder of NAIOP Future Leaders (NFL).

Chris graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Georgia (1998) and with an M.B.A. with a concentration in Commercial Real Estate from Georgia State University (2003). When not working or volunteering, Chris enjoys spending time with his two sons, Byrne and Porter.