Who We Are

About Christina

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.

Executive Team

Lawrence N. Taylor

Founder

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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.

Vincent R. Chan

Chief Financial Officer

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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.

Richard Moran, CAIA

Managing Director

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Mr. Moran is a Managing Director of Christina, responsible for the oversight of the Company’s private equity real estate capital formation process and investor relations. Mr. Moran is an experienced financial services executive, having served as President of Symetra Investment Services, SVP of Symetra Financial, SVP & Director of Investment Consulting at UBS and Managing Director of Asset Management at Bear Stearns. Mr. Moran began his career in the investment real estate industry in 1988 with Marcus & Millichap. Mr. Moran received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds FINRA series 7, 24, 63 & 65 licenses. He is a founding member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and has served in securities industry leadership positions including FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) & SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association).

Larry M. Kruger

Managing Director

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Mr. Kruger is a Managing Director of Christina. Mr. Kruger is responsible for daily oversight of Christina’s development projects and, as one of the senior managers, providing leadership, and strategic positioning of future growth initiatives. Mr. Kruger has decades of experience in all areas of real estate development. He served as President of Micropolitan, a company that developed infill Class A development properties in Los Angeles and has developed over 2,000 units of multi-family housing and over 10,000 attached and detached residences throughout the United States in senior management roles. Mr. Kruger received his B.B.A. degree in Urban Development and Commercial Real Estate from the University of Georgia in 1975 and spent a year abroad at Nyenrode in Breukelen, Holland in 1974 studying international trade & economics. He has been actively involved in the building industry serving on several boards, was recognized as Builder of the Year on a local level and Marketing Executive of the Year on a National, Regional and Local level as well as being a past Chair of the educational programs for the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

David A. Whitehead

Managing Director

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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.

Jim Reynard

Director of Construction

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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.

Shaun Limbers

Managing Director

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Mr. Limbers is a Managing Director of Christina. Mr. Limbers started his career with Christina in 2003 and is responsible for developing strategic and special situation initiatives for the firm (including having served as lead for Christina on one of the West Coast’s largest real estate investment projects). In addition to his role with Christina, Mr. Limbers also manages an independent boutique advisory and investment firm specializing in private equity. Mr. Limbers worked as a special assistant to a United States Senator who served on both the Senate Finance and Intelligence Committees. Mr. Limbers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Limbers holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

Greenberg Glusker

General Counsel

Lenders

Past Partners