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President & CEO

Professional Experience
Chris Costa began his career with Knapp Properties in 1997 and currently serves as its President and CEO.  After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1987, he joined the Des Moines office of Deloitte & Touche, where he also attained the designation of Certified Public Accountant. In 1993, he joined Knapp Construction, a residential construction company, and served as its Chief Financial Officer. In 1997, Chris joined Knapp Properties.

Chris’ responsibilities include setting and leading company strategy, and oversight of all operations within Knapp Properties, LC, including brokerage, property management, development, and administration.

Chris was a member of the 2007-2008 Greater Des Moines Leadership Class. In addition to his activities at Knapp Properties, Chris currently serves on many local boards.

Community Involvement
Chairman of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Economic Development Board
Executive Committee for the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board
Easterseals Iowa Chairperson
Prairie Meadows Board of Director
Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. Board Member
ICON Water Trails Board Member
Chairman, Great Outdoor Foundation
Iowa State Bank Board Member
DMACC Foundation Board Member
West Des Moines Plan and Zoning Commissioner
Dallas County Local Housing Trust Board Member
Greater Des Moines Partnership Development Council
University of Iowa Reach Board Member
Above + Beyond Cancer Board Member

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