Chris’s national and regional clients look to him to bring a business-oriented, pragmatic approach to commercial real estate transactions. Whether representing a developer, commercial property owner, or real estate end user, Chris is experienced with all aspects of complex real estate transactions. His clients’ transactions have included mixed-use development, land and improved property acquisitions and dispositions, development of multifamily residential communities, joint ventures, borrower- and lender-side financing, commercial office leasing, ground leases, commercial foreclosures, property management and general corporate matters.

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2018

Experience

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Represented publicly-traded company for a lease and build-out of approximately 60,000+ rentable square feet of office space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for its headquarters.
  • Represents a life insurance company in the acquisition and leasing of its entire Class-A office property portfolio in the Washington, DC metro area.  
  • Represented national multifamily developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and ground-up development in Washington, DC, of a Class A, 355-unit apartment building with ground floor retail and below grade parking.
  • Represented publicly-traded company in a joint venture transaction, acquiring a 25% interest in one of the world’s largest timeshare resorts.
  • Represented ground landlord in negotiation of a ground lease for the development of an approximately 300-room full-service luxury hotel and conference center with ground floor retail and structured parking. 
  • Represented AvalonBay Communities, Inc., who joined with Equity Residential, in acquiring all of the assets and most of the liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. The deal involved the simultaneous closing of numerous debt transactions relating to Acrhstone’s asset-secured financing, and more than $4 billion of debt, including a $1.2 billion Fannie Mae master credit facility. 
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Bar admissions

2008, District of Columbia

2005, North Carolina

Education

  • J.D., 2005, Washington University School of Law
  • B.S., 2002, North Carolina State University
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