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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Chris Happ 2016


  • Title: CEO
  • Company: Goby Inc.
  • Location: 211 W. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1850, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Education: Miami University, B.S., Economics, Minor Math, MIS

First job outside of real estate: Negotiating grades for classmates in exchange for ice cream money.

First job in real estate or allied field: Goby Inc., which is a smart platform that captures multiple data sources and distills them into powerful analytics, revealing opportunities, reshaping business strategies and optimizing whole-building and whole-portfolio performance.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Growing our venture-backed company while remaining true to our values and culture.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Programming in our analytics platform, which owners use to gather all data in one place and implement best practices for sustainability.

Favorite book or author: “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” By Dr. Seuss.

Favorite movie: “Field of Dreams”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Go Cubs Go” By Steve Goodman.

One word to describe your work environment: Dogs, La Croix, and Foosball.

Rules to live by in business: Mistakes happen, it’s how you respond.

What is your dream job? CEO of Goby.