CCIM Top Real Estate Team Ranked by REAL Trends | WSJ 2017


15 Years Experience | Commercial Real Estate Sales
Multi Family
Shopping Centers
Ground Up Development and Hotels


The Grace Global Team lead by Christine Krenos and Joseph Zichelle are a pioneering commercial real estate partnership at Compass focused on providing clients and fellow agents with unprecedented access to luxury commercial properties across the country and around the globe. Wide geographical expertise and a passion for both domestic and overseas opportunities gives them an added edge in the highly competitive commercial marketplace.

Having each built highly successful businesses in their own right, Joseph and Christine were motivated to join forces by a mutual desire to create a brand-new, and sorely lacking, approach to servicing commercial real estate clients - an approach laser-focused on delivering value along with concierge-level service, unprecedented access to off-market properties and an enviable network of buyers and colleagues.

The hallmark of the team's approach is their handcrafted, exclusive database of more than $3 billion in off-market assets worldwide. Accessible via a custom app, they can match buyers with properties - drilling down to specific requirements - with a touch of the finger, in real time.

With adept people skills they've also carefully assembled a global network of buyers, sellers and agents. In fact, rather than viewing their fellow agents as competitors, Joseph and Christine see them as additional clients to be served and resources for delivering value for all concerned. This energetic, collaborative attitude and penchant for outside-the-box thinking led them to Compass, a brand known for leveraging best-in-class technology and top-notch talent to exceed client expectation.

Grace Global clients include high net worth individuals, family offices, REITs, institutional buyers and financial advisors seeking opportunities in sought-after sectors of the commercial market, including hotels, retail, multi-family, ALF, senior facilities, student housing, ground-up development and project equity placement needs.

The Grace Global team serves clients from offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. Through the Grace Gives program, Grace Global strongly believes in giving back, providing immeasurable value and consistent contributions to the communities they serve. Christine Krenos is a real estate veteran with a renowned reputation for delivering calm, diligent, professional service. Known for her adept networking, she's a superb matchmaker connecting the right buyers with the right properties at the right time.

Joseph Zichelle climbed the ranks of the top agents in the country early in his career thanks to his strong analytical approach and deep passion for creating wealth for clients. With 15 years' experience on both the west and east coasts, he's a knowledgeable, focused agent with a sterling reputation for customer service and follow-through.

Grace Global - Our network spans the globe and our abundant reach is limitless.

About Christine

With a reputation for professionalism and a passion for delivering value, Christine Krenos is an acclaimed commercial real estate expert with a global roster of avid fans.

Having worked in the hotel industry, Christine's approach to real estate is more hospitality than sales, and the success of that method is borne out her clients' feedback. Called an "island of calm, reason and stability in the chaotic whirl of real estate," Christine makes each client - regardless of goals or budget - feel like her most important.

Today, Christine has joined forces with dynamic real estate leader Joseph Zichelle to form the Grace Global team, a pioneering commercial powerhouse at Compass. Focused on delivering value and exceeding expectation, Grace Global brings a bespoke and highly personal approach to high-end, luxury commercial real estate. Together, Christine and Joseph have built an exclusive database of more than $3 billion off-market properties worldwide, plus a carefully assembled list of qualified buyers and fellow real estate agents who they serve from offices on both coasts.

Trustworthy, amiable and exceedingly qualified, the Grace Global team is focused on simplifying the daunting commercial landscape and delivering results for their valued clients and colleagues. In describing the team's objectives, Christine says, "The sky's the limit. We have very lofty goals, and they just keep getting bigger every day. By partnering with Joseph, we're in the position to make those goals a reality for our clients."

From first-time commercial investors to institutional buyers, from residential agents to high net worth individuals, Joseph and Christine make commercial ventures practically effortless and highly profitable.

About Joseph

Over his 15-year career, Joseph Zichelle has earned a stellar reputation as a commercial real estate leader with experience and expertise that stretches from coast to coast.

Originally from Boston, Joseph entered the Miami market directly after graduating from Babson College. In South Florida, he quickly became known for his savvy financial analysis and his deft ability to work through complex and high-profile deals.

Today, Joseph has partnered with fellow rock star agent Christine Krenos to form the Grace Global team, a pioneering commercial powerhouse at Compass. With a shared passion for big-deal, luxury commercial properties and a deep desire to set a new standard of service in the commercial sector, the duo makes a natural and powerful team.

Above all, Grace Global is laser-focused on driving value for clients by delivering the right properties and the right connections at the right time. With offices on both coasts, an unparalleled network of qualified buyers and an unmatched, exclusive database of more than $3 billion of off-market properties around the world, Christine and Joseph are bringing a new attitude and approach to luxury commercial real estate. As Joseph puts it, "The end-to-end services we offer our commercial clients and fellow residential agents are exceptional because we thrive on providing a concierge-level of service that's rare in the commercial landscape, along with the know-how and vast connections required for success."

From first-time commercial investors to institutional buyers, from residential agents to high net worth individuals, Joseph and Christine make commercial ventures practically effortless and highly profitable.


Grace Global HQ - Los Angeles

Beverly Hills is home to the Grace Global headquarters with access to 5 continents, we are located in the center of one of the fastest growing markets domestically.


Grace So Cal

From Santa Barbara to San Diego, Hotels, Ground up development and the multi family continue to thrive. Investment opportunities to expand your portfolio down the pacific coast.


Grace Nor Cal - SF Bay Area

From wineries and hotels, to office buildings or your next tech Headquarters in Silicon Valley. Grace is here to serve.


Grace Miami

With over 15 years of experience in the Florida market, Grace is prepared and ready to serve multiple markets outside of Miami including; Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. Grace Miami connects the team to South American and Europe.


Grace Chicago

Chicago’s Midwest location exhibits an affordable cost of living, educated workers which results in strong demand for business growth. Chicago’s diverse economy attracts a wide range businesses such finance, global conventions, manufacturing, high tech companies and educational institutions.

Today, Chicago’s key economic drivers for space is due job growth which remains strong. Chicago’s vibrant market is creating expansion for many property types such as hotels, residential developments and offices. Examples are shown by the Navy Pier Hotel targeted for 2019 opening, Bronzeville continued residential growth and Fulton Market office plan which doubles in size. Grace Global is here to serve your investment needs in this dynamic market.