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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Chris Jahn 2015


  • Title: Associate, Senior Project Manager
  • Company: SWBR
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Birthplace: Macomb, IL

Education: Master of Architecture – University of Illinois

First job outside of real estate:  Lifeguard, Little League Umpire

First job in real estate or allied field:  Intern architect

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As my career advances and my family matures, I’m looking to get more engaged in my community – assisting where my expertise can be of value.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate Architecture? Unwind? Not sure what this means.  I usually crash not too long after the kids go to bed.

Favorite book or author: David Foster Wallace – “Infinite Jest”

Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption” and  Bing Crosby movies from the ‘40s during the holiday season – a family tradition.

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Wilco,”  Star Wars (album)

One word to describe your work environment:  Inspired.

Rules to live by in business: Treat people fairly. Admit to your own mistakes. Reward others’ success publicly, address any issues in private.  Lead by example.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Winston Churchill, any pub.

What is your dream job? I’d be a spy – 007 style.