Who We Are

About Christina

Christina is a vertically integrated real estate advisor 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 long-term wealth preservation and capital appreciation.

Executive Team

Lawrence N. Taylor

Founder

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Lawrence N. 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 Century City, the development of the Montana Avenue Shopping District in Santa Monica, and the revitalization of South Beverly Hills and Westwood Village. Mr. Taylor started his career with Ernst & Young (formerly Kenneth Leventhal & Company). Mr. Taylor received his BS from the University of Southern California in 1975.  Mr. Taylor is also a member of the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies.  

Vincent R. Chan

Chief Financial Officer

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Vincent R. Chan is the Chief Financial Officer of Christina. Mr. Chan is responsible for establishing financial & operational policies and procedures, and working closely with the executive management team to execute strategies and business plans. Prior to joining Christina in 2015, 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 BS from the California State University of Northridge in 1994.

Shaun Limbers

Managing Director

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Shaun Limbers is a Managing Director of Christina, where he is responsible for managing capital markets and institutional relationships. Mr. Limbers started his career with Christina in 2003 and specializes in the areas of capital formation, strategic joint ventures, and asset management (including serving as a lead for one of the West Coast’s largest real estate investment projects). In addition to his full time role with Christina, Mr. Limbers also owns a boutique advisory and investment firm specializing in private equity. Prior to working full time in the alternative investments space, 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 BS from Pepperdine University in 2001 and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Mr. Limbers holds a Series 7 and Series 63 license.

Lloyd F. Hussey

Director of Investments

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Lloyd F. Hussey is the Director of Investments for Christina.   Mr. Hussey is responsible for overseeing the investment process (including deal sourcing, due diligence, development, dispositions, and valuations). Prior to joining Christina in 2015, Mr. Hussey was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Transaction Advisory Group providing advisory services on transactions (including the $10 billion merger of Albertson’s and Safeway).  Mr. Hussey started his career on Wall Street raising capital for private equity funds with a focus on real estate and infrastructure. Mr. Hussey received his BS from Georgetown University in 1996 and his MBA and MRED from the University of Southern California in 2010. Mr. Hussey is a licensed California real estate broker and a member of the Urban Land Institute.

David A. Whitehead

Director of Property Operations

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David A. Whitehead is the Director of Property Operations for Christina. Mr. Whitehead is responsible for overseeing daily operations and maximizing the performance and value of the real estate assets. 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 BS from the University of Oregon in 1987.

Bryan Mashian

General Counsel

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Mr. Mashian is Christina’s outside General Counsel and has provided legal services to Christina and its affiliates since 1996. Mr. Mashian practiced law for nearly 20 years with Buchalter Nemer, one of the largest Los Angeles based law firms, where he was the Managing Partner of the real estate group. Mr. Mashian received his BA in 1981 and his JD in 1984 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Daniel G. Katayama

CPA

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Mr. Katayama is Christina’s outside Certified Public Accountant. He has provided income tax planning and compliance advisory services to Christina and its affiliates since 2001. Mr. Katayama has a 36-year career in real estate taxation and has worked for Parks, Palmer, Turner & Yeminijian, Klaiman, Sedgwick, Bush & Company, Creative Artists Agency, Dreyer, Edmonds & Associates, and American Express Tax and Business Services. Mr. Katayama received his BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982.

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