Chris McAllister was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Communication in 1982.  He also earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Management (MAOM) in the late 1990’s via the University of Phoenix online campus.  

Chris worked in single and multi-unit retail management throughout the Midwest and Northeastern United States from 1985 through 2000.  His last assignment was opening and managing Target stores on Long Island and in Queens NYC.  Chris and his family moved 17 times during his retail career and learned a lot about how to help people making big moves in their lives.

Chris returned home to Ohio in late 2000.  He entered the real estate business as a licensed sales agent in Ohio in 2001.  He earned his broker license in Ohio in 2003 and became a licensed broker in Florida in 2013.  He was a RE/MAX franchisee from 2003 to 2009 and was affiliated with Real Estate II, a well- established local brokerage from May 2009 until December 2013.

Chris has also invested in rental properties over the last decade and co-wrote the book _We Lost $1,000,0000 in Real Estate in Less than Five Years – And You Can Too!_ . The book, released in 2009, details the ups and downs Chris and his partners experienced in hopes that their readers avoid making the same mistakes they did. 

Chris and The McAllister Team were recognized by the Ohio Association of Realtors as a Top 5 award winner for transaction sides closed in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  In addition, The McAllister Team manages hundreds of individual housing units within a 50 mile radius of downtown Springfield. 

Chris’s wife Kelly also works in the business as the accounting manager.  Chris’s daughter Gretchen is the firm’s property manager.  Chris and Kelly have another daughter Sara who resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Chris’s unique ability is creating business opportunities and strategies designed to support and add value to the lives of real estate professionals and their clients.  Chris created ROOST Real Estate Co. as his platform for helping people get the most out of their real estate investments whether they are investors, owner occupants, or tenants.