Chris Chopik Toronto Real Estate Sales 416.993.4870

Chris is a leading expert on the emerging understanding of Climate Change and the impact it has on Real Estate Values in North America and around the world. Recently Chris completed an MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, focussed on Climate-Risk and Property Value Impacts. Chris’ research focussed on property value risk-impacts from Flood, Wildfire, Wind, Sea-level Rise, and Heat/Drought.

For 15 years Chris has worked as an urban Realtor helping clients to optimize lifestyle considerations while investing in real estate. Chris provides clients with a clear process and straightforward advice about value, lifestyle and opportunity. Every property is different. With years of experience buying, selling, and renovating Chris has a keen eye for quality and opportunity.

Chris is an established expert, writer and speaker with unmatched expertise on nexus of sustainability and Real Estate. Chris has honed his expertise of sustainable building practices, municipal infrastructure and land use planning to provide expert advice to industry and individual property owners.

Chris has served as President of the Board of Directors of LEAF, the conservation chair for the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, and has served many not for profit organizations as a volunteer advisor. Chris is well known for his zealous promotion of high-performance buildings, renewable energy, intermodal transit infrastructure and healthy houses. Chris is an advocate for mandatory energy disclosure in real estate.

Chopik values living locally and participating in his community, in Toronto, Canada. He is a single dad who prides himself on teaching fearlessness to his kids. 

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Eco Profile: Green Real Estate Agent Chris Chopik

Excerpt from original Article by Jaclyn Law, EcoLiving Scotia Bank

Most of the year, Chris Chopik can be seen cruising around on his distinctive neon-green Strida, meeting clients at properties around Toronto. By going car-free, he says, he saves nearly five tonnes of CO2 a year. "It may seem weird, but…it's been very positive despite the logistical challenges. When you're in a car, you don't really experience neighbourhoods—the smell of the air and the demeanour of the people—in the same way. I say that house-hunting, like life, is better by bike, and I believe that. I love working with people in the context of real estate, but not if we have to do it in an SUV and drive up to [the distant] suburbs.”

Chopik encourages colleagues to find something they're passionate about—whether it's greener gardening, eco-technology or non-toxic playgrounds—and turning it into a vehicle for connecting with people. “Pick the thing you really like and use that as your wedge and go for it.”

When working with clients, Chopik seeks homes that reduce their transportation time. “Quality of life matters. If you're spending an hour each way commuting to work, that's 10 hours a week, or six weeks every year, spent sitting in your car, and in my view, that sucks.” (When snow forces him to leave his bike at home, Chopik depends on public transit and occasionally AutoShare, a car-sharing program.)