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Chris Brown

As Executive Vice President of Property Management, Chris is responsible for day-to-day management of CCI’s 7,000 affordable and conventional apartment homes across the United States. Chris leads a team of more than 300 associates who are responsible for all on-site service delivery as well as property revenue goals, maintenance & rehab and HUD compliance.

Chris joined CCI in July 2023 with over 20 years’ international experience in property, project & operations management across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining CCI, Chris led Strategy & Corporate Transformation for Prime Group, a leading West Coast real estate equity, debt, investment and operating platform based in San Francisco, CA. In this role, Chris was responsible for the company’s annual strategic planning process, as well as all cross-departmental transformation and process improvement initiatives, with a particular focus on budgeting, procurement and Human Resources processes, systems & tools. In a prior role with Prime, Chris led the Project Management & Optimization group within IT.

Before relocating to California in 2018, Chris led the establishment of the property management division of Be Living Ltd (now part of Apo Ltd) in London, UK. In this startup environment, Chris was responsible for designing and implementing all property management staffing plans, budgets, technology, and investor/client reporting. Chris also previously led the property management and maintenance divisions at Wandle Housing, a 7,000 unit London-based affordable housing provider. His first role in property management was with Notting Hill Housing Trust (now Notting Hill Genesis), one of the oldest and largest London-based affordable housing providers.

Chris graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a BA in Political Science and holds a Masters in European Integration and Development from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium. Before he began his career in real estate, Chris served as a diplomat with the United States Department of State, with assignments in Luxembourg, Vietnam, Iraq and Algeria.


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