Chris Casey is a Principal in the Capital Markets Finance group for Avison Young (AY) in their Orange County office and has over thirty years of experience in commercial real estate. His focus is raising debt and equity for office, industrial, retail, hotel and multi-family properties throughout the Western United States. Chris delivers strategic advice to clients as they navigate financial and capital requirements in today’s economic and political landscape.
Throughout his career, Chris has closed over $10.5 billion of debt and equity real estate transactions. His background is diverse with experience in debt and equity real estate as both an Investment Banker and Principal Investor. Prior to joining Avison Young, Chris was a Managing Director of both JLL and Eastdil Secured where he arranged property sales and financing. From 1993-2001, he ran the Southwest Region for Lend Lease and Equitable Real Estate Pension Fund advisory firms with a focus on property acquisition and asset management. Chris began his career originating loans and joint ventures as an Investment Vice President for MONY Real Estate (Mutual of New York).
Chris earned both an MS (1994) in Real Estate Investment Analysis and a BS (1983) in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA).