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Chris has experience with a broad range of real estate and land use matters.

Chris' 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 and 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.

Professional Activities

  • California Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Advisory Board and Executive Committee, Secretary, 2010-present
  • Urban Land Institute, Member, 2008-Present
    • Center for Sustainable Leadership
      • Task Force for Class of 2014
      • Class of 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2012
  • Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, Volunteer Attorney

News & Insights


  • Washington
  • California
  • Illinois


  • 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

Honors & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Chambers USA (Washington) Leading Individual, Real Estate, 2021-present
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