Chris Avellana

Chris Avellana

Vice President, Brokerage

Current responsibilities

Chris Avellana is a commercial real estate advisor in JLL's Richmond office, focused on tenant representation and agency leasing for industrial clients throughout central Virginia. He adds value to his clients' real estate strategies through the comprehensive platform of services he offers, including contract negotiation, site selection, business development and property marketing. As a native of Richmond, he applies his intimate market knowledge to provide his clients with the leverage they need to achieve the most favorable results in any commercial real estate transaction.


Industrial and Logistics, Agency Leasing, Tenant Representation


Prior to joining JLL, Chris worked for a comprehensive wealth management firm focused on an array of investment opportunities in the financial services sector. Most recently, he worked as a
financial analyst for a civil engineering firm, where he worked hand-in-hand with project management teams on development projects ranging from environmental improvement, transportation strategies, engineering design and construction for commercial buildings. His experience in the construction and property development world provides him with a unique insight into the needs of both users and owners of real estate.


Hampden-Sydney College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics


  • Hampden-Sydney Club of Richmond
  • Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate
  • Urban Land Institute – Virginia Chapter
  • UMFS Young Professionals Council