Christopher S. Napier

Christopher S. Napier

Chris is a member of the firm’s Real Estate practice group and has experience with a broad range of real estate and land use matters. His practice emphasizes both real estate and finance including expertise in retail, office, residential and mixed-use condominium projects. He regularly represents purchasers, sellers, developers, borrowers, lenders in joint ventures and transactions involving industrial, retail, office, multi-family, condominiums and mixed-use projects. His experience includes acquisitions, sales, leasing, development, land use, zoning and entity structuring. Chris's leasing experience includes office, industrial, retail and restaurant leasing and subleasing.


University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Advisory Board and Executive Committee, Secretary, 2010-Present

Urban Land Institute, Member, 2008-Present

Urban Land Institute, Center for Sustainable Leadership

  • Task Force for Class of 2014
  • Class of 2013

Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2012

Washington State Bar Association

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, Volunteer Attorney

California Bar Association

King County Bar Association


A Road Map for Protecting Legitimate and Competing Interests of Commercial and Residential Condominium Owners and Uses and the Declarant

Speaker, Hot Issues in Real Estate and Land Use Development

Condominium Issues Facing Developers, Lenders and Associations

Co-Organizer and Speaker, Foster Pepper Real Estate & Land Use Seminar

Stalled Condominium Projects

Panelist, 2009 Bankers Briefing

Getting in (or out) of the Game - Scenarios on Workout/Receivers/Foreclosure Issues

Panelist, Troubled Condominiums Seminar

Structuring Your Deal: Options & Implications

Speaker, Urban Land Institute, Small Scale Development Program

2013 Commercial Real Estate Forum

Speaker, Columbia Bank

Creditors’ Rights Webinar

Co-Organizer and Speaker, Columbia Bank

Annual Real Estate and Land Use Seminar

Co-Organizer and Moderator

Hot Issues in Real Estate and Land Use Development in 2008


Real Estate Case Law and Legislative Update

Speaker, Annual Real Estate and Land Use Update

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Real EstateBusinessCommercial & Real Estate Finance (Chair)Hospitality (Chair)Land Use, Planning & ZoningSenior & Affordable Housing


Tel: 206.447.8933Fax: 206.749.1933


Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Designation, 2011

Certificate in Commercial Real Estate, University of Washington, 2009

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1999

B.A., University of Washington (with distinction in Economics), 1996

Bar Admissions






Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2008-Present
  • Associate, 2005-2008

Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, Associate, 2003-2005

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Associate, 1999-2003

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