It's All About You

Sure, we build buildings, and great ones too, but we’re also known for building long-term relationships with our tenants, building communities where people professionally and personally prosper, and building the highest levels of comfort no matter if you’re at work or at rest.

What We Do

Avante Properties is a real estate company that keeps it real. We know when to get out of our own way and make way for the people who matter. You. We broker land and space, we develop commercial spaces and residences that are top-shelf inside and out. And we manage the properties that we own because, quite frankly, there is only one party that can satisfy your exacting  expectations. Us.

“Working with Avante Properties continues to be a big asset for us.  They understand what it takes to develop, implement, and operate a local retail store.  Their support from day one has been outstanding and their commitment to our success is unwavering.  We’re proud to say that we work with Avante Properties.”

Dave Deadman—Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Why We’re Different

Some in our business say the devil’s in the details. That just couldn’t be further from the truth. For us, the joy IS in the details. Our expectations are high and our commitment to our customers even higher. We’re deeply involved in every aspect of the design of our buildings because we know how important it is that our tenants have positive interactions – inside and out – with our properties. Think about this, when communities are built on the foundation of corner-cutting, then it’s going to be the foundation that’s the first to go. No thanks. That’s not for us.

“Avante Properties is more than just a landlord, they are truly vested in their tenants success!  It has been refreshing to have a landlord that invests time and resources into making their properties and tenants successful.”

Andy Gundlach—Anytime Fitness

Front and Center

Is it ever too corny to say our people make the difference? No way, we say it every day. Avante Properties is a family run company; that’s not to say that We Are Family by Sister Sledge is exactly our theme song, but hey, we’ll play it at our next block party because that’s just one of the ways we bring people together. Our tenants know us and we take the time to know them.  Our tenants have direct access to the people that own and manage the company; there’s no rigmarole here, just people who are set on over-delivering on their commitment to you.

And here they are:avante staff photo 2

Chris Armstrong


As President of Avante Properties, Chris oversees the company’s daily operations, directs personnel, and supervises the firm’s newest ventures.  Additionally, Chris is responsible for site selection, city approval, and brokerage and leasing for the company’s current and future projects.  Chris graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship, and a BS and MS in Civil Engineering.  He currently serves as Chairman of the City of Fitchburg’s Community & Economic Development Authority (CEDA), and is a Board Member of the Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) and PJ Power Systems.

Yvette Friedman

Accounting Manager

Yvette joined Avante Properties in 2011 as the Accounting Manager.  Before moving with her family to Madison in 2007, she worked for more than 16 years with a Real Estate Development company in Puerto Rico.  Although she misses the Caribbean’s warm weather, she has come to appreciate the beauty of Wisconsin’s various seasons.

Karyl Lynn Bruckner

Project Manager

Karyl Lynn joined Avante Properties as Project Manager in 2002.  Karyl Lynn is widely known for creating comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing spaces, while employing cutting edge and newly marketed products.  During construction, she fosters a team environment with contractors, and continuously pushes to make a project better.  Although interior selections and space planning is her specialty, she most enjoys watching new buildings evolve from the ground up.

Kelly Noll

Commercial Manager

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005, Kelly joined Avante Properties to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s commercial properties.  Her specialties include cost allocation and analysis, and commercial lease administration.  In 2007, Kelly became a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Wisconsin, and is currently a member of the Commercial Brokers Group.

Holly Peterson

Residential Manager

Holly has been involved in the leasing and management of upscale properties in the Madison area since 2005, and joined Avante Properties in 2013 as the Residential Manager overseeing the firm’s growing residential real estate portfolio.  Holly graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 2000, and has since been involved in marketing, customer relations, and building strong relationships with clients, staff and vendors.  With a dedication to detail, Holly and the residential team strive to offer a sophisticated living experience with a friendly and responsive atmosphere.

Jocelyn Sarbacker

Residential Assistant Manager

Jocelyn has extensive knowledge of Avante Properties’ residential portfolio and is primarily responsible for managing the firm’s residential leasing and marketing activities, and for providing friendly customer service to their residential tenants and prospects.    Her strong work ethic and attention to detail enables Jocelyn to meet the varying demands of property management in an effective and attentive manner.