Chris Knapp Named President Of Boutique Firm Proper Rate

Former Guaranteed Rate exec Chris Knapp has been named president of boutique mortgage firm Proper Rate, a joint venture between Guaranteed Rate and @properties.

“I am super excited to be back with a Guaranteed Rate company,” Knapp said. “At Proper Rate, I can now leverage my experience and the strong bonds I’ve built over my career to provide an unparalleled customer experience. Proper Rate’s exceptional mortgage and real estate expertise, leading-edge technology, superior products, competitive pricing, and unwavering commitment to impeccable customer experiences ensure a bright future.”

Knapp brings nearly three decades of industry experience to the role, having spent more than ten years at Guaranteed Rate, where he served in several positions. The last role he held there was Chief Retail Production Officer.

His other experience includes EVP at CrossCountry Mortgage, EVP of Business Development at Draper and Kramer Mortgage Co., and AVP at Wintrust Mortgage.

“I’m delighted to welcome back Chris Knapp as President of Proper Rate. Chris was a great Executive Sales Leader during his impressive 11 years at Guaranteed Rate. More importantly, he is an exceptional human being,” said Victor Ciardelli, CEO of Guaranteed Rate. 

“With Chris on board, I have no doubt his vast experience will be amazing for Proper Rate’s growth and overall culture.”

Proper Rate is an independent retail mortgage company offering personalized lending services through a select team with hands-on customer service.

Guaranteed Rate is a Chicago-based lending and digital financial services company with more than 850 branches across the U.S., serving all 50 states and Washington, DC.

Chicago-based @properties is the nation’s 8th largest brokerage firm in the latest RealTrends 500 rankings (based on 2023 closed sales volume). @properties also owns the Christie’s International Real Estate global luxury brand and network.