Christina is a vertically integrated real estate sponsor and manager founded in 1977 and headquartered in Malibu, California. For more than 40 years, Christina has sponsored direct real estate investments in the Westside region of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Century City, Malibu, Santa Monica, Westwood, West Hollywood and Venice/Silicon Beach), executing a proprietary and proven strategy focused on tax-advantaged wealth preservation and long-term capital appreciation.
Over 100 years combined experience
Mr. Taylor is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Christina. Mr. Taylor is responsible for vision, strategy and leadership. Mr. Taylor is a seasoned investor with over 40 years of real estate experience in the Westside region of Los Angeles. Mr. Taylor’s notable projects include the introduction of high-rise residential development in North Century City, the development of the Montana Avenue Shopping District in Santa Monica, revitalization of the South Beverly Hills Retail Shopping District and re-development of Westwood Village. Mr. Taylor started his career with Ernst & Young (formerly Kenneth Leventhal & Company). Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1975.
Mr. Chan is the Chief Financial Officer of Christina. Mr. Chan is responsible for establishing financial and operational policy, and working closely with the Christina management team to execute strategies and business plans. Prior to joining Christina, Mr. Chan held senior financial positions at various publicly traded and privately held real estate investment vehicles including American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), Public Storage Canadian Properties (TSX: PUB), PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE: PSB) and American Commercial Equities, LLC. Mr. Chan started his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young. Mr. Chan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the California State University of Northridge in 1994.
Mr. Whitehead is a Managing Director of Christina. Mr. Whitehead oversees and directs all property operations. Mr. Whitehead is a seasoned project manager, asset manager and operator with over 30 years of real estate experience in the Westside region of Los Angeles. Mr. Whitehead started his career with Christina in 1988. Mr. Whitehead received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1987.
Mr. Reynard is the Director of Construction for Christina. Mr. Reynard is responsible for all construction-related pre-development and development activities. He works directly with the Design Consultants, General Contractor, Field Operations and Municipal agencies to ensure costing and all owner commitments are being fulfilled. With over 30 years of experience building over 3,000 units, Mr. Reynard brings to the table a wide-ranging professional career in construction and development – from multi-family podium and mixed use commercial product to large master planned residential communities, he has consistently delivered projects on schedule and within budget. His previous tenure at Western National Group, serving such clients as Irvine Company, Lewis Operating Corp., along with his leadership at Centex Homes and Micropolitan, brings a unique understanding of both sides of the general contractor and owner equation, as well as, a 360-degree view of our projects.
Mr. Rosenkranz is the Director of Asset Management at Christina. Mr. Rosenkranz is responsible for the development and implementation of asset level business plans and the optimization of portfolio performance. Prior to joining Christina, Mr. Rosenkranz worked for Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Real Estate Asset Management Group, where he managed a diverse portfolio of multi-family, mixed use and commercial properties valued at over $500M. Mr. Rosenkranz graduated with distinction from California State University, Sonoma where he earned a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance.
Mr. Shweitzer is an analyst at Christina. Mr. Shweitzer is responsible for supporting the capital and asset management efforts of the company. Mr. Shweitzer graduated from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University where he received a Master’s degree in Real Estate with a concentration in finance and investment. Prior to NYU, Mr. Shweitzer worked for Newmark supporting the acquisitions teams and for Oracle in business development. Mr. Shweitzer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
Ms. Killian is the Head of Brand Marketing at Christina, responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic growth efforts. Prior to joining Christina, Ms. Killian worked in the Marketing Group at CAA, at McCann Erickson and at Dailey Advertising, where she developed a suite of strategic Marketing skills. Ms. Killian received her Bachelor’s degree from USC’s Marshall School of Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship.
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