R. Chris Lightburne

Managing Principal of the Orange County, CA Office

Chris is the Co-Managing Principal of the Orange County Office where he responsible for providing a diversified range of real estate consulting services including cash flow services, portfolio and asset analysis, restructuring and asset management, the development and implementation of public finance and real estate development related strategies for land developers and builders, analyzing fiscal impacts of new developments, redevelopment financing , establishing rates, charges and development impact fees. Chris has also worked on behalf of the development community throughout California in analyzing and negotiating development impact fees, school fees, and maintenance and services taxes. He has over 20 years of experience in financial analysis, real estate economics, public finance, capital markets, information technology and accounting.

Chris served as a manager of consulting with Kenneth Leventhal & Company (Later Ernst and Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group) in Newport Beach, California. Client engagements included strategic planning, public finance, real estate portfolio acquisition and disposition, market and feasibility studies, mortgage backed securities, restructuring and reorganizations, and audits of public and private companies. 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. You can contact Chris at chris.lightburne@dpfg.com