About Christopher Baldwin

Christopher D. Baldwin, a real estate appraiser with nearly 30 years of experience, currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina. Baldwin is a certified appraiser for the states of Indiana, Illinois, and South Carolina. During his career, Christopher Baldwin has appraised properties throughout the United States and around the world.

Most recently, Chris Baldwin served as the Chief Executive Officer for Blue Edge Appraisals in Joliet, Illinois. His firm handled both commercial and residential appraisals and had 24- and 48-hour turnaround services. His major clients included real estate investment trusts (REITs), developers, mortgage brokers, and banks. Baldwin also offered consulting services for all stages of real estate capital investment projects. With his extensive industry experience and his network of contacts, he assisted with executive searches, managed risk for new developments, and conducted due diligence for investors considering adding real estate to their portfolios.

Chris Baldwin maintains many certifications related to his career as a real estate appraiser. He earned an SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. The SRA marks him as a residential appraiser of exemplary skill, honesty, and professional judgment. He has reached the advanced level in his MAI candidacy, which signifies outstanding achievement in the field of commercial and industrial real estate appraising. The Federal Housing Administration has approved him as an appraiser for FHA loans, and he is a candidate for a Counselor of Real Estate designation. He is working to become a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to further his international appraising opportunities.

A graduate of Governor’s State University in University Park, Illinois, and the University of Phoenix, Chris Baldwin has also taken classes at Western Illinois University and Cooley Law School. He is experienced with E & O insurance, appraisal software, and the Argus appraisal process. Baldwin supports equine rescue efforts of the S.H.A.R.E. foundation of Champaign, Illinois.


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