Meet Joe Chris Ramirez

Joe Chris Ramirez is the President and Founder of Cristobal Real Estate Advisors, an executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the residential and commercial real estate industry. Headquartered in Houston, Cristobal serves a distinguished portfolio of leading corporate clients nationwide and abroad.


In 1977, Joe Ramirez founded Joseph Chris Partners, a highly successful executive recruiting firm focusing on senior executive level positions within the residential and commercial real estate industry. The firm recently added JCCS, a project management company dedicated to the construction sector. In 2011 Mr. Ramirez founded Joseph Chris Partners to focus exclusively on top-tier residential and commercial clients in the real estate industry.


During his career, Mr. Ramirez has been commissioned to handle the highest levels of corporate-level search assignments with private and public firms, domestically and internationally. He has distinguished himself with articles in top industry publications and speaking engagements with major colleges and universities. During this 33 year period, thousands of permanent professional (direct hire) and executive placements were completed for clients in almost every state in the USA and 13 countries.


Prior to establishing Joseph Chris Partners and Cristobal Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Ramirez managed the professional/executive division at M. David Lowe Personnel Services, where he became the firm’s top producer, working with Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that experience he served as personnel director for SCI Electronics Houston Research and Spacecraft Inc., where he managed all human resource functions.


Mr. Ramirez’s early experience was as a professional and technical recruiter for the Boeing Company, where he worked in an international program involving the recruitment of more than 25,000 engineering, technical and executive management employees.


Mr. Ramirez has maintained professional relationships with numerous colleges and universities throughout his career, including:


Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clemson University

Texas A&M University

University of Texas

Southern Methodist University

University of California

University of Southern California

University of St. Thomas

New York University

Columbia University

Baruch College

University of Colorado

Colorado State University

Johns Hopkins University

Cornell University

University of Houston

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business


Joe Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Pan American College in Edinburg, Texas. He has been a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) for more than 10 years.


Mr. Ramirez is an avid volunteer and community leader, and founded Hispanic Heritage Society International, a non-profit organization that helps Hispanic students achieve and value education and develop their personal leadership abilities.