Chris Gerard

VP of Construction

As the Vice President of Construction at City Building & Engineering Services, Chris Gerard specializes in delivering tailored construction projects, from inception to completion, for some of the top retailers and grocers in the nation.

Chris has over 25 years’ experience working in the construction industry, including with brands such as The Home Depot, CVS Pharmacy, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Shell Gasoline. His expertise ranges from front-end due diligence and budgeting, design, planning and permitting to full build construction including all onsite and offsite improvements. Having led construction projects from all sides (on behalf of owners, as a contractor and as a consultant), Chris brings a rich perspective on budget management, project quality and client relations to his growing team and clients at CBES.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Chris is proud to have built the CBES construction team from the ground up over the last six years, now overseeing a team of 34 people across 14 states. He shared the great joy he feels when he can fly over the coast and see buildings his team created that now provide jobs and immense value to the communities they serve.