Christopher Ballard, co-founder and principal of McWilliams|Ballard, began his career in residential development sales and marketing over 30 years ago working for Washington, D.C. developers such as Hazel/Peterson and Charles E. Smith.
Christopher and his business partner Ross McWilliams founded the firm in 1996. McWilliams|Ballard’s primary focus is collaborating with developers in the conceptualization, design, marketing and sales of new condominium and townhome communities. To date, the firm has sold over 40,000 homes in 13 states, representing over 14 billion dollars in sales. Other services include market research, feasibility studies and best practice consultation. McWilliams|Ballard is consistently ranked among the top 10 national firms with a focus on project development sales and marketing.
Christopher is an active member in his community of Alexandria, Virginia and currently serves as a Commissioner for the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority. He has participated as an expert witness in multiple real estate related trials and arbitrations. Christopher holds a BA in Economics from George Mason University, and an MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.