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Current responsibilities
Chris is the Southwest Region Retail Lead for JLL with over 23 years of commercial, retail real estate experience in the Southern California market.

His expertise is focused on leasing and disposition of institutional quality shopping centers and retail properties. He has leased more than five million square feet of retail space and sold 50 shopping centers with a total value exceeding $1 billion during his real estate career.

Experience
Prior to joining JLL, he formed in 1990 the Wilson Retail Group (WRG), a full-service brokerage team specializing in retail. Before that he was Vice President of Champion Development and was responsible for the acquisition, development and leasing of over $25 million of retail projects in Northern Los Angeles County.

He began his real estate career in 1985 as a retail specialist with Grubb & Ellis working on properties and assets in the San Gabriel Valley.

Preceding his commercial real estate career, Chris held a position as a manufacturer’s representative selling seasonal and sporting goods product lines to major chain retailers across the 11 western states.

Education
Chris graduated from the University of Southern California in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Affiliations
Chris is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He has served on the Southern California Program Committee since 1996, along with holding the ICSC California State Chairman position and other regional and local roles..

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is an ad hoc professor for USC Lusk School of Business.

Chris also serves on the Southern California Golf Association Board of Directors and is an active member of Lakeside Golf Club in Hollywood.