R. Chris Lightburne

Senior Managing Director of the Orange County, CA Office
R. Chris Lightburne
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Chris is a Senior Managing Director in the Orange County, CA office where he is responsible for providing a diversified range of real estate consulting services including portfolio and asset analysis, restructuring and asset management, the restructuring, development and implementation of public finance strategies, and the analysis of fiscal impacts. He has extensive expertise with master planned communities, operating properties, mixed-use, infill/redevelopment, single /multifamily developments including, acquisitions, dispositions, valuations, restructurings and project and entity financings. While at the firm, Chris has been involved in providing consulting services on over 300 separate real estate projects and has successfully completed over $700 Million in public financing for his private sector clients.




Chris served as a Manager of Consulting with Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Newport Beach, California. Client engagements included: RTC portfolio valuation and loan analysis; restructuring and reorganizations of homebuilders, real estate syndicators, and institutional real estate funds; strategic planning; real estate portfolio acquisition and disposition for all land uses, mortgage backed securities, and audits of public and private companies.




Chris has over 21 years of experience in financial analysis, real estate economics, public finance, capital markets, information technology and accounting. Chris is also a recognized leader in complex cash flow analysis and modeling. Chris's past experience also includes senior management positions for three start-up/high growth companies involved in manufacturing and media where he was responsible for finance, information technology, operations, real estate and facilities, sales and marketing, and strategic planning. Chris holds a BA in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) in the State of California.