President , TM Montante Development
Chris Campos is the President of TM Montante Development, where he is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction for the company, as well as overseeing its operations.
Chris believes that quality real estate development can have a tremendous, positive impact on communities by creating places and spaces to live and work that are not only functional, but also inspiring, vibrant and sustainable. To this end, Chris actively engages with community and other stakeholders on all projects to define ideal outcomes and to find ways to effectively collaborate. Chris sees his role as both highly creative and methodical, and he approaches his work with persistence and finesse, as well as an optimistic and enthusiastic point of view.
Prior to becoming President of TM Montante Development in 2015, Chris served as Chief Financial Officer of Montante Group, which he joined in 2012.
Chris has played a major role in many TM Montante Development projects, including the conversion of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital into Lancaster Square, the historic rehabilitation of the Planing Mill in downtown Buffalo, the development of the regional headquarters for FedEx Trade Networks at Riverview Solar Technology Park, and the 616 Niagara adaptive reuse project in downtown Niagara Falls.
Chris began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco, providing financial services to clients such as Chevron, Robert Mondavi Winery and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He then moved to New York City and worked at HBO in the Financial Planning & Strategic Analysis department. When he returned to his hometown of Buffalo, Chris combined his life-long interests in entrepreneurship and the arts by co-founding an internet start-up dedicated to serving professional photographers. He has also worked as a consultant, providing advisory services to business owners throughout Western New York, with a focus on strategic and financial planning, as well as creating successful marketing programs.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Invest Buffalo Niagara, and on the Advisory Committee for University at Buffalo’s Real Estate Development program.
Chris lives in Lewiston, NY with his wife and son, where he is actively involved in the local arts and music scene. His work has been exhibited at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and he has performed live music throughout the region, including at the Lewiston Jazz Festival and the Music is Art Festival.