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Chris Long

Chris Long


Commercial Broker


Chris began his career in Denver, CO as a research associate for The Meyers Group. During his time in this position, he led the new development research group and published monthly reports on sales trends and absorption rates in the local market.

In 2003 he joined UDR, Inc., a national real estate investment trust focused on the multifamily sector. During his tenure with UDR, he held positions of financial analyst, operational strategist and 4 years as Director of Pricing and Revenue Management. Chris led a team in a nationwide rollout of yield management software for over 230 properties which led to industry wide adoption and industry leading revenue growth.

After moving to South Dakota in 2010, Chris joined Sandra Runde and formed the only team in Western South Dakota solely focused on commercial real estate sales and leasing. Over the past 12 years, the KW Commercial team has led the market in both commercial sales and commercial leasing volume. In the last 3 years his team has sold and leased nearly $200 Million in real estate placing them #1 in the North Central Region and ranked in the top 10 for KW Commercial nationwide.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – designation earned through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – exclusive affiliation opening up a nationwide platform for tenant, buyers and redevelopment partners
  • South Dakota Real Estate Broker – license issued by South Dakota Real Estate Commission

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Black Hills Board of Realtors—Past Board Member
  • Elevate Rapid City – Public Policy Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity – Site Selection Chair
  • Black Hills Works – Foundation Board Member
  • South Dakota Association of Realtors
  • KW Commercial Director


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Concentration in Finance and Real Estate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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