Chris is a Partner in the Advisory Group and the Advisory Leader of the National Construction, Real Estate, Hospitality and Restaurant Practice. Chris has over 35 years of business experience; 16 years of which was in industry as an executive with a global, leading real estate owner, operator and developer. For the past 20 years Chris has provided professional services to all major segments of the real estate industry. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Chris served as a Partner and the National Real Estate Consulting Leader for Deloitte Consulting. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Chris actively serves many clients in multiple market segments including retail, multifamily, industrial, office, mixed used and investment managers; as well as several international clients.
After an extensive career in the real estate industry where Chris primarily focused on the operational, financial and technical components of the industry he transitioned to the professional services industry. In addition to providing unmatched services to his clients in overall operational and financial aspects of the industry, he has extensive experience helping clients implement and optimize industry specific applications and technology solutions. Chris has been an active industry leader in developing and improving numerous proprietary methodologies and tools, each proving to be a significant differentiator for his clients in the marketplace. He has also led multiple engagements with the leading real estate software providers such as Oracle to help bring enhanced software functionality to his clients. During his tenure in professional services he has focused on delivering strategy and technology solutions to many of the leading companies in the industry. Chris has a strong knowledge of business processes related to all real estate property market segments and is recognized as a leader in building service capabilities specifically focused on operation efficiencies and value driven improvements for his clients. He has extensive experience working with owners, managers, and developers on a variety of property types. In addition, Chris has substantial knowledge in virtually all real estate financial and operational systems, including the SAP and Oracle/JD Edwards suite of applications, and has a deep understanding of overall leading practice user requirements. Chris has been part of building innovative solutions for a number of his clients and has been acknowledged for creating competitive advantages.
- Business consulting & technology
Professional qualifications and memberships
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Member
International Council of Shopping Centers, Committee Member
National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers, Member
Building Owners and Managers Association International, Committee Member
National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, Member
BS in Finance, Economics and Accounting, Depaul University, Chicago, IL
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