Chris Abla has spent a career managing the personal wealth of his diverse clientele from across the nation. Since 1992 he has specialized in creating detailed and customized financial planning strategies for business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals who sought out experienced and dependable counsel. Advising clients on the importance of risk management across multiple asset classes he would often recommend the benefits of real estate within a comprehensive portfolio. Personal growth and education are essential to professional success when representing the interests of others as their personal fiduciary. In addition to his degree in finance from OHIO University, Chris has earned the following designations from the College for Financial Planning - AWMA® Accredited Wealth Management Advisor | APMA® Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor | AAMS® Accredited Asset Management Specialist | CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
During 2020 Chris completed his licensing for real estate in Tennessee and Virginia and partnered with the Griffin Home Group. Since joining the Griffin Home Group he has accepted a position on the leadership team helping to develop and train other realtors while working with the CEO - Jim Griffin - on achieving the firm’s vision. Chris has been recognized each year as a Top Producing industry leader in the top 5% of REALTOR® in East Tennessee and SW Virginia.
The experience that Chris brings from his financial planning and wealth management career to his real estate clients sets him apart from other professionals in the industry. He has a in-depth understanding of asset valuation, numerous financing strategies and greatest of all - negotiation. Chris continues to pursue additional designations in order to provide exceptional fiduciary advice to his real estate clients and therefore has obtained the Luxury Homes Certification (LHC) from the Residential Real Estate Council. He is well suited to represent his clients with the purchase or sale of their unique luxury estates.
Chris is blessed with a beautiful and loving wife Jo Anne (Oncology Nurse) and 5 children (Connor, Parker, Ethan, Alison and Alaina). Homelife stays busy with their 4 golden doodles (Rosie, Cali, Cooper and Bella).
When you require the advice of a real estate fiduciary on important matters that impact your life and your personal finances reach out to speak with Chris. He can provide advice and support locally or across the country.