Professional Profile: Christopher Phillips 2022

Christopher Phillips

Name: Christopher Phillips

Title: Regional Marketing Director, Northeast

Company: Avison Young

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Glen Ridge, NJ

Education: B.A. English Literature and coursework for M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

First job: Painting homes

First job in real estate or allied field: Building timber frame homes

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As regional marketing director for the Northeast region, I provide oversight of brand, client engagement and services, and pursue marketing strategies that win business. My primary focus is to build the Avison Young brand with a consistent, one-team voice and mindset, leveraging our regional marketing team to achieve scale with our resources and provide better support and proactive engagement with our sales teams and clients.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Flyfishing or tying flies.

Favorite book or author: Patrick O’Brian (author of the Aubrey–Maturin series of sea novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars)

Favorite movie: Toss-up between “Miracle” and “The Godfather”

One word to describe your work environment: Inspiring

Rules to live by in business: In a negotiation, never take the first offer

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Herb Brooks at The Cottage, Lake Placid, NY

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Brewer. I am a graduate of the American Brewers Guild program in Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering