Chris Burell

Chris Burell

VP, Professional Excellence, Compass Georgia

Phone: 404-668-6621



Chris Burell is one of Atlanta real estate’s most well-known, well-liked, and respected educators and brokers and has been involved in the Atlanta REALTORS® Association for over a decade. He has served in a variety of roles including VP of Professional Development, Director on the Board of Directors, and Committee Chair Positions. In addition, Chris has also served as the Dean for the Board of Governors for Capitus Learning, the school of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. He has also served on committees at the Georgia Association of REALTORS®. Chris is an active member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA). He is a proud recipient of the ARA Captain of Industry Award in 2015 and the ARA 5 Star Circle of Excellence Award in 2012.

Chris serves as Managing Director of Culture and Strategy at Compass. He also is a licensed Georgia Real Estate Instructor here in Georgia. Chris is dedicated to helping agents and leaders achieve their full potential by creating an environment of support and encouragement. Chris’ passion is teaching and coaching. He is a certified life coach, business coaching and Certified independent John C. Maxwell coach. Chris has both an undergrad and graduate degrees from Auburn University in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management.

He and his family live in the Lindridge-Martin Manor Neighborhood adjacent to Buckhead and Brookhaven. He has called metro Atlanta home since 2002 and is involved in many community activities outside of real estate. In his spare time, you can find him enjoying nature in north Georgia at his little cabin in Blue Ridge or creating artwork with watercolors, acrylics, and ink at his house in Atlanta. As an Auburn graduate, if it's Fall, then he is watching the Tigers!

Chris’ motto is – “Live each day to the fullest!”