Chris Barnes Named Chief Operating Officer for Kansas City Homes
As Chief Operating Officer for the fourth largest affiliate in the Better Homes and Gardens®Real Estate Network, Chris Barnes is a wildly successful entrepreneur with a track record of growth. He brings a unique perspective to the real estate industry and is focused on spurring innovation at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Kansas City Homes.
A dynamic leader, Chris has had a long history of seizing opportunities in industries with little to no prior experience and producing tremendous results. Since 2009, he successfully launched two start-up companies in challenging industries - aviation and apparel - and built both into multi-million dollar enterprises within three years.
Prior to joining Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, Chris co-founded Victory Jet, a fledgling charter-airline company. In the historically challenging aviation sector, his new business saw immediate triple-digit growth, gained a national presence, and made more than $3 million within the first 18 months.
Most recently, Chris founded Siege Sports, a highly customizable uniform and athletic apparel company, where he served as CEO. Chris sold Siege Sports to a New York based Private Equity Company in February 2020. With the best quality and quickest turnaround time Worldwide, Siege Sports continues to set benchmarks for competitors within the custom athletic apparel space.
When he’s not strategizing new initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, President and CEO, Christian Barnes. Together, they plan to ensure business continuity and achieve new growth milestones for the company, as well as continued success for the agents.