Christopher W. Collins

Co-Founder and Managing Director of First Atlantic LLC

Christopher W. Collins is a co-founder and Managing Director of First Atlantic LLC, a real estate investment company located in Boston that focuses on the acquisition, ownership and development of multifamily housing communities throughout the United States. He has over 40 years of success in building and growing businesses and value propositions in corporate, entrepreneurial and regulated settings. Chris engaged in an exclusive joint venture and investment platform with Iron Point Partners, LLC, which is part of the Robert Bass family of investment funds with over $22 billion in equity capital. He was also the Managing Partner and key Principal of a national investment firm that controlled more than $8 billion in real estate assets, which included 2,100 affordable multifamily properties located in 48 states.

Chris is Chair of the Board of Trustees of New England Baptist Hospital. He is also a board member of Enterprise Community Partners, Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and the Wonderfund – serving children in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Additionally, he serves as an Advisor for Cambridge Trust Company and Edward Davis, LLC. He is a past member of the Board of Directors, Corporator or Advisor for The BASE – National Urban Youth Training Academy,  Boston 2024 Partnership, Inc., Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, The Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, National Multifamily Housing Council, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Furman University, Montserrat College of Art, The Governors Academy, Brookwood School, and Belmont Hill School.

Board Position
  • Enterprise Community Partners
Office Location

Columbia Headquarters
70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044