Senior Vice President - Joint Ventures, United States and Canada Leader

Chris Brown serves as Senior Vice President of Joint Ventures for Hillwood. In this role, Chris leads the team charged with structuring joint ventures where Hillwood is the capital partner for 3rd party developers and investors of industrial properties in target markets across the United States and Canada.  Since joining Hillwood in April 2014, Chris has been responsible for structuring and closing joint ventures with total development potential of 24 million square feet with a total capitalization of $1.85 billion. 

Prior to joining Hillwood, Chris was Director of Capital Markets for Panattoni Development Company, a privately-held commercial real estate development firm with operations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.  During his 15-year tenure at Panattoni, Chris oversaw the equity capitalization and joint ventures of the majority of the firm’s industrial, office and retail developments, raising well in excess of $2.5 billion from institutional and private investors.  Prior to joining Panattoni, Chris was a real estate lender with Bank of America.  Seasoned in the industry, his real estate expertise includes debt financing, fund management, portfolio/asset management, acquisitions and dispositions.  

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance degree from Texas A&M University in 1990.