Christina Development Corporation

We aim to be the premier, location-specific, investor and operator in West Los Angeles—satisfying our investors’ demand for capital preservation, diversification, inflation protection, appreciation and profits, all with an eye on tax efficiency. Profit and safety of principal are paramount.

Real Estate Specialization
Investment Type
Equity syndication/Club Deal
Acquisition/Fee Simple
Investment Style

Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence N. Taylor founded Christina Development Corporation in 1977. Since then, the company has grown to become a nationally recognized real estate investment and management company. Known for his contrarian approach to real estate investment over the years, Mr. Taylor correctly timed and capitalized on the real estate cycles. His investors have included many well known high net worth individuals and institutional investment partners such as Warburg Pincus/Racebrook, Paine Webber/UBS, and Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette/Credit Suisse. He is credited with the early efforts to revitalize Westwood Village, the introduction of high-rise residential development in North Century City, development of the Montana Avenue Shopping District in Santa Monica, and the revitalization of the South Beverly Hills retail-shopping district. A graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in accounting and business administration, Mr. Taylor began his professional career as an accountant with Kenneth Leventhal and Company in Century City.


David Whitehead

A graduate of the University of Oregon, Mr. Whitehead joined Christina in 1988. He became Director of Property Operations in 1993, and was named Executive Vice President in 1995. A seasoned project manager and operator, with more than 25 years of multi-family, urban-street retail, shopping center and office property experience, he is responsible for all of the Company’s property operations.

Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Chan

Mr. Chan joined Christina Development as Chief Financial Officer in June 2015. Mr. Chan has over 15 years in the real estate industry. Mr. Chan has held senior financial positions at American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH), American Commercial Equities, LLC, Public Storage Canadian Properties (TSX: PUB) and PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE: PSB). He is also an Ernst & Young alumnus. Mr. Chan earned a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University of Northridge with an emphasis in accounting.


Lloyd Hussey

Mr. Hussey joined Christina as Director – Acquisitions and Underwriting in July 2015. Mr. Hussey has over 10 years of real estate experience. He spent five years in the securities industry raising capital for private equity funds with a focus on real estate and infrastructure. Mr. Hussey then joined Ernst & Young’s real estate M&A transaction advisory services group and most recently led EY’s real property valuation for the $10 billion Albertson’s Safeway merger which closed January 2015. Mr. Hussey earned a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in English Literature from Georgetown University and the dual MBA/Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California.

Key Focus Areas
Acquisitions Asset Management Individual Investors
Geographical Area
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