As one of the founding agents of Compass in 2014, Chris Ritchey was a member of the Scholz Team in Manhattan. The Scholz Team focuses on residential acquisitions, repositioning, sales, and global executive relocation. Chris was integral in helping the team reposition the largest residential deal in 2015, Blackstone’s acquisition of a $680M portfolio consisting of 24 buildings. In just a few months they repositioned this portfolio to be valued at over $1 Billion.
Chris made the move to the Hamptons full time and co-founded the Hovey Ritchey Team with partner KIm Hovey. With over 40+ years of combined real estate experience the Hovey Ritchey Team has continued to be one of the top teams at Compass.
Chris presents his clients with the most relevant options and best opportunities based on their needs and desires, whether it be a summer rental or buying a home for life. He makes the search extremely efficient, and educates the Buyer or Seller through the entire transaction to the closing table and beyond. Chris also has an incredible eye for design and staging a home to help Sellers market their properties resulting in a higher sales price and less days on market.
Originally from Maryland, Chris grew up on his family's horse farm, home to Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex. As an avid horseman, he is a member of the Compass Equestrian Division, a national network of vetted real estate agents who truly understand the equestrian lifestyle. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of C.T.R.E.E. (Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End) as well as Co-Chair of their annual Horses Changing Lives Benefit at Sebonack Golf Club. He is also an active volunteer with East End Cares