Chris Manning is a graduate of Methodist University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in business, and a concentration in marketing and started his own business endeavors of residential development in 2000. Since that time, he has built in North Carolina and South Carolina and is a standing member of the Home Builders Association of North Carolina. Over the past 20 years, Chris has also purchased and developed several residential subdivisions, multi-family units, and commercial buildings. In 2001, Chris formed a real estate company with his wife, Deana, titled Manning Realty. The company marketed over 3,200 new and existing homes before becoming Chris Manning Communities. Chris opened offices for Manning Realty at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach in 2014. In 2020, Chris' construction, development, and real estate divisions merged to become an all-in-one powerhouse in the residential market: Chris Manning Communities. Chris has been involved in the development of more than 5,500 residential units, with a combined value of more than half-a-billion dollars since the year 2000. Chris has maintained a constant presence in local markets and creates value in all phases of the real estate cycle by providing both investment and service-oriented businesses.